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Violence Against Nurses: The New Epidemic

Written by: Jennifer Van Der Horn, MHA, BSN, RN

1 Contact Hour

Jennifer Van Der Horn, MHA, BSN, RN, has over 16 years of nursing experience, focusing primarily on critical care and emergency room/ trauma. For the past five years, Jennifer has been a nurse leader, her current role being the Clinical Director of Critical Care. In her current role as Director, Jennifer is also tasked with writing the Department of Nursing policies and procedures, enriching her background in evidence-based practice research and writing. She earned her Master’s Degree Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University, her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Thomas Edison State University, and her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Nursing, from Mercer County Community College. Jennifer is married and has three children, four cats, and two dogs. She is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the New Jersey chapter of the Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the ASPCA. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to read and run.

Course Description

This course is designed for all nursing professionals who work in the healthcare setting. The purpose of this course is to help nursing professionals understand that Violence Against Nurses working in the field is realistic possibility. The course will address knowing your rights as caregivers; the actions that you can take to protect yourself from potential harm; and what healthcare institutions can do to protect everyone who walks through their doors.

Learning Objectives

  • Define healthcare violence
  • Discuss the rise in violence towards nurses
  • Describe the different types of workplace violence and its prevalence
  • How to recognize potential perpetrators of violence
  • Discuss why nurses must report the violence to their leaders
  • Discuss ways to keep patients and workers safe
  • Define the terms “Just Culture” and “High Reliability Organizations” and identify their connections to workplace violence
  • Learn what federal, local and state lawmakers are doing to make nurses safer
  • Learn ways to protect workers from violence

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from January 31, 2019  to January 31, 2021.

    1 Contact Hour