Online Courses

Domestic Violence

Price: $20.00 CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 7/1/2022

This course is formatted in 2 parts:

Section 1: Cycle of Violence provides understanding of the phenomenon of the domestic violence from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim. Presented are the definition, statistics, and patterns of domestic violence in America.

Section 2: Domestic Violence Population reviews the prevalence and the various types of domestic violence in the United States today: adult heterosexual, homosexual, teens, and elderly intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect. This section also brings to the forefront ways to identify the physical, emotional, and psychological evidence of domestic violence. In addition, this section confronts the factors that make caregivers reluctant to intervene in these situations and take action to help the victim.

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AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify the significance of domestic violence, both within the population at large and within the medical setting.
  2. List the types of domestic violence: their causes, behaviors, and processes.
  3. Identify the typical presentation of physical and psychological symptoms.
  4. Explain how to assess victims of domestic violence and document findings.
  5. Recognize how to locate local community resources that assist victims of domestic violence.
  6. Recognize that domestic violence affects millions of Americans, and it often goes unreported.
  7. Identify the various types of domestic violence prevalent in the U.S.
  8. Recognize the populations affected by domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, elder abuse and neglect, and child abuse and neglect
  9. Apply screening and intervention protocols appropriate for the potential victim of domestic violence.
  10. Recognize the importance the role of the healthcare professional has in combating and eliminating domestic violence.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Deborah Torres-Logan, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Ms. Deborah Torres-Logan is an adult nurse practitioner and works in the office setting seeing vascular patients. She graduated from the University of  Florida in Gainesville, FL with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL with her Master of Science in Nursing degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She graduated from Florida Hospital College of Health Science in Orlando, FL with her Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She is a former Instructor of  Nursing at Adventist Health University.  She is a member of the American Association of Nurse practitioners and the International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). She was the president of the Nursing Honor Society at Advent Health University in 2014-2015.  During her presidency, the nursing honor society applied to become a chapter of  STTI and was approved.  She is a peer-reviewer for the Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has been on clinical mission trips to Dominican Republic and Haiti.


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Revisioning Author: Marlene Watson, EdD, JD, MSN, RN

Dr. Marlene Watson has been a nursing faculty at AdventHealth University since 2005. In 1993, Dr. Watson earned her Diploma Nursing Degree at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She continued her education at the University of Central Florida where she earned her BSN in 1999 and MSN in 2003.  In 2014, Dr. Watson received her Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and a Juris Doctorate from Barry University in 2018.

After receiving her law degree, she became an adjunct professor providing online instruction to students in their second and third year. Currently, she serves as a content reviewer for echelon®, and has been a clinical adjunct faculty for the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Watson is the founder and President of Youth United for Christ, a local 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to mentor both children and youth. She has organized and participated in several mission trips to Haiti, where she and her team provided health related screenings and education. Additionally, she has coordinated many local community outreach events, serving displaced families in the community. 


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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