The Purpose of this Course
The purpose of this course is to look into mandatory child abuse reporting to educate nurses about their duty to report suspected child abuse. Child abuse is a common and hazardous problem that nurses can identify on the frontline and reportthe suspected abuse. This course aims to provide knowledge and tools to equip nurses to protect children that are at risk or in danger of abuse and neglect.
- To have knowledge of what it means to be a mandatory reporter
- To identify resources in the state the nurse practices in for reporting suspected abuse
- To identify signs and symptoms of child abuse
- To have knowledge of the nursing responsibility to report suspected abuse within their facility of employment and individually