Nursing: Domestic Violence for Florida Nurses

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About this Course

This course, applicable to all nurses in the state of Florida, provides information about Florida specific laws related to domestic violence. The course discusses the concept of domestic violence and how to best care for patients who are at risk of, or who have been targets of, domestic violence, as well as the prevalence of domestic violence in both Florida and the US and the impact domestic violence has on patients and society. Different forms of domestic violence and the sequela on selected populations’ healthcare is discussed. National laws are reviewed to enhance the reader’s knowledge of the resources available and the legal issues encountered by domestic violence victims.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Review Florida’s definition of domestic violence.
  • Explain how the coronavirus (COVID-19) can impact the sequela of domestic violence.
  • Analyze the effects of domestic violence on specific populations.
  • Discuss domestic violence mandatory licensure requirements for the state of Florida.
  • Identify laws that impact domestic violence.

About the Author

Marguetta Flaugher, PhD, APRN-BC

Marquetta Flaugher, PhD, ARNP-BC, is an advanced registered nurse practitioner who currently works at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. She is an ANCC-certified family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric mental health nurse and has given numerous presentations on domestic violence via publications and national presentations. Dr. Flaugher is a member of several professional nurse practitioner organizations and teaches master’s level leadership courses online at Southern New Hampshire University and online nurse practitioner courses at Chamberlain University.

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