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Sexual Assault Victims: Role of the Nurse

Written by: Rachel Nall, RN, MSN, CRNA

1 Contact Hour


The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on best practices in caring for sexual assault victims.

Learning Objectives:

After taking this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the scope of the problem related to sexual assault and its reporting in the United States.
  • Describe the role or roles of nurses caring for sexual assault victims.
  • Describe the role and education of a sexual assault nurse examiner.
  • Identify the components that sexual assault evidence collection kits must contain at a minimum.
  • Explain the risks for pregnancy, HIV contraction, and STD prevention as well as prevention when possible following sexual assault.
  • Describe ways the nurse can create a therapeutic milieu for a sexual assault survivor.

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 February 28, 2019 to February 28, 2021.

    1 Contact Hour