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PSNA Online Child Abuse Module Satisfies 3.0 CNE Requirement

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 218,000 registered nurses in the Commonwealth, is offering Child Abuse for Initial Licensure through the PSNA Continuing Education Center. This module awards 3.0 contact hours, which meets curriculum requirements for upcoming/new graduates and licensure by endorsement.

Child Abuse for Initial Licensure discusses the abuse reporting law for individuals who qualify as a mandated reporter, how to identify and report child abuse, and penalties for not reporting suspected abuse. In addition to the 3.0 module, the PSNA Continuing Education Center continues to offer a 2.0 module for renewing licensees, which meets curriculum requirements for licensed reporters. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has designated PSNA as an approved provider for child abuse recognition and reporting education for mandated reporters.

“Abuse presents in many forms including emotional, physical and neglect. There are also multiple risk factors that can increase the incidence of child abuse,” states PSNA Chief Executive Officer Betsy M. Snook, MEd, RN, BSN. “PSNA’s online courses educate mandated reporters on being aware of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of child abuse while meeting the State’s abuse-reporting laws.”

To take your mandated child abuse education, visit the PSNA Continuing Education Center at Pricing for PSNA’s child abuse education is: PSNA Members (no charge); PSNA Non-Member ($25). Additional questions can be sent to PSNA Director of Professional Development Suzanne Wurster at [email protected]. PSNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 218,000 nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with registered nurses across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association.


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