Mental Health Conditions Common to Veterans
Contact Hours Awarded: 2
Author: Morgan Curry
Mental health disorders are more common among veterans and there are often issues with access to resources. After returning home, these veterans may be forced to cope with Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicidal Ideations, and other conditions as a result of their service to their country. Nurses are on the front line of this mental health battle and are in a unique position to advocate for the mental health of veterans and their families. This course is mandated by the state of West Virginia for nursing professionals.
- Mental Health Conditions Related to Veterans
- Screening Veterans and Families for Mental Health Disorder
- Importance of Encouragement from Healthcare Providers
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Suicidal Ideation
- Managing Loss Associated with Military
- Support Programs
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss mental health conditions that are common to veterans and their families. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the importance of screening for mental health disorders in Veterans and their family members.
- Understand the importance of support and encouragement from healthcare providers in supporting Veterans and their family members in dealing with mental health disorders.
- Summarize the signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and how the severity of the disorder is diagnosed.
- Identify Depressive Disorder and the signs and symptoms related to it.
- Summarize the definition of Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the treatments involved.
- Summarize the definition of Bipolar Disorder and the signs and symptoms of a manic episode.
- Understand the treatment related to Bipolar Disorder and the scale used to assess the severity of the disorder.
- Understand the severity of suicidal ideation and the signs and symptoms to recognize of someone who may be thinking of suicide.
- Articulate the role grief plays on Veterans and their family members with loss because of their time in the military.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- 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)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: March 08, 2024
Course Offering: #39