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Texas Nursing Forensics

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Course Overview

Texas Nursing Forensics
Morgan Curry

Author: Elaine Enright

In the United States, sexual assault was historically considered a judicial problem; however, it is now considered a major public health concern because of the health and psychological effects on individuals. The problem most notably emerged in the public eye in the 1960s with the women’s liberation movement.  In recent times the #METOO movement has increased awareness of the problem, and many organizations have surfaced to assist the assaulted. This program will focus on the problem in rural areas in the state of Texas and how nurses working in these emergency departments can best assist sexually assaulted patients. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction   
  2. Nursing Role  
  3. Forensic Law and Collection Process in the State of Texas
  4. Chain of Custody 
  5. Physical and Emotional Issues Post-Assault 
  6. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course you will learn the basics of Texas Nursing Forensics.  This course will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand sexual assault as a public health problem and its impact on the state of Texas.
  2. Understand the nurse’s role in providing care for sexual assault patients in rural areas of Texas.
  3. Understand the Texas-specific code in the collection of evidence and chain of custody.
  4. Physical and psychological issues of patients post assault.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: April 13, 2021

Course Expires on: April 13, 2024

Course Offering: #27