Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Prevention Instead of Treatment

Statistics in the United States for sexual assault are staggering. Rates of sexual assaults of college students are higher than our national rates. 20-25% of college women, and 15% of college men, will become victims of sexual assault, during their college attendance. National conversations have focused on the need for colleges and universities to intervene and prevent these occurrences. The federal government has mandated campuses actively implement comprehensive prevention strategies to address this epidemic. As caregivers, teachers, advocates and policy makers, nurses are in a unique position to make significant contributions to the prevention of college sexual violence. This can be done through the use of scholarship, skills and empathy to guide colleges and universities through complex policy issues, and through scholarship, teaching and advocacy, can help transform college campuses into communities where far fewer students will experience sexual assault. 

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall the statistics related to sexual assault on college campuses.
  2. Recognize perpetrators and risk factors of sexual assault.
  3. Discuss how college and universities can tackle the risks factors.
  4. Summarize the recommended prevention strategies.
  5. Describe the role of the Nurse in the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Risk Factors

Chapter 3: Tackling Risk Factors

Chapter 4: Recommended Prevention Strategies

Chapter 5: The Role of Nurses in Prevention

Chapter 6: Case Scenario #1

Chapter 7: Case Scenario #2

Chapter 8: Conclusion and References


Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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