Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness for Healthcare Professionals


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About the Course
This course is intended to share information with all nurses on the concept of domestic and sexual violence when caring for patients who are at risk or have been a target of domestic or sexual violence.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence and recent media exposure.
  • Assess how survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence view their health, and assess their impact on the healthcare system.
  • Explain post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a sequela of domestic violence and sexual violence.
  • Analyze the effects of domestic violence and sexual violence on specific populations.
  • Identify laws that impact domestic violence and sexual violence.

About the Author/Presenter
Robyn B. Caldwell, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP, has worked in various healthcare settings throughout her 33-year career, including family practice, urgent care, and psychiatric nursing. She has an extensive background in nursing education at community colleges and universities with expertise in undergraduate psychiatric nursing and medical surgical nursing, RN-BSN, and clinical development, implementation, and oversight of an FNP program. In addition, she has published and presented on topics related to nursing education and patient outcomes at local, state, and national venues. Dr. Caldwell practices in rural family health and urgent care settings.

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.