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Mandated Reporting of Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse for Registered Nurses

California | English only

This continuing education course is designed for Registered Nurses in the state of California. It provides an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter of elder and dependent adult abuse.

What You Will Learn

This training consists of five lessons, each of which will conclude with questions to test your knowledge of the material. You will learn profession-specific information, considerations, and scenarios unique to registered nurses, as well as:

  • The role of the mandated reporter
  • Types of abuse and perpetrators
  • How to report and the events that follow
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How it Works

Mandated Reporter Training consists of specialized training followed by an exam to test your knowledge and earn your certificate.

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The Profession-Specific Training offers additional insight into the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter, tailored for your occupation.

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At the conclusion of the training, you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training.

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After completing all the courses, you will be issued a certificate, which will serve as proof of your completion of the training.

Continuing Education Credits Available

Mandated Reporting of Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse for Registered Nurses is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 2 hours of continuing education credit for Registered Nurses in the state of California.

Simple Learning Systems (License# CEP17835), the parent company of, is a Continuing Education Provider (CEP) licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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Additional resources available in the course are also always accessible on this website under the Resources tab.

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