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Suicide Prevention Certificate Program

Now 100% online and on demand

This interactive training will increase your confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention. Get evidence-based nursing knowledge and best practices developed by leading experts to improve the skills, attitudes, and critical thinking of psychiatric-mental health nurses caring for persons at risk for suicide.

Target Audience: PMH-RNs, RNs, APRNs

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Program Outline

Module 1: Phenomenology of Suicide
Learning Objective:

  • Discuss the phenomenology of suicide.

Module 2: Suicide Assessment and Risk Formulation
Learning Objectives:

  • Perform a focused risk assessment.
  • Document patient level of risk for suicide.
  • Perform a suicide risk assessment.

Module 3: Plan of Care
Learning Objective:

  • Develop a collaborative safety plan.

Module 4: Care and Control of Environment
Learning Objective:

  • Discuss environmental safety and risk mitigation

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Participants who complete all of the training requirements will be able to earn 5 contact hours.

Program Outcome:

Upon completion of this program, learners will feel more confident and competent working with patients at risk for suicide.

Registrants have 90 days from date of registration to complete the full certificate program and earn nursing continuing professional development contact hours.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


APNA Member: $78
Nonmember: $100

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