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Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention among Veterans
Course Description
2-hour nursing CEU course on how to assess and determine risk for suicide among veterans. Includes prevention strategies, management of at-risk patients, and an overview of treatment guidelines.
Learning Outcomes and objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will demonstrate an understanding of the complex nature of suicide among veterans. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of suicidal behavior among veterans.
  • Summarize the etiology, risk, and protective factors for suicide.
  • Describe mental health issues related to suicide by military personnel.
  • Discuss how clinicians can recognize suicide risk.
  • Summarize the steps involved in assessing an at-risk individual.
  • Discuss patient disposition according to level of risk.
Course Professions
Course Summaries
2 hours of nursing CEU on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans. This course provides an overview of suicide risk factors, screening and assessment, prevention strategies, and management of the patient at risk for suicide.
Accreditation & Approval Information
Course Statements - Nursing
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.
Course Categories
Emergency Nursing
Ethical, Legal Issues
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
State-Mandated CE

Judith Swan


Judith Swan has been in the healthcare field for over fifty years, beginning as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. As an RN, she has worked in mental health, emergency, orthopedics, hospice, and medical/surgical. She holds an MSN as a family nurse practitioner. Judith's experience in nursing education includes teaching psychiatric, long-term, and dementia nursing care and as director of a nursing assistant college program. She has written ancillary educational materials for nursing textbooks, curricula for nursing assistant programs, online health articles, and continuing education courses since 2012. 

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 06/01/2026
Cost: $18.00
Credit Offered:
2 ANCC Credits
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