BHPC: Risk Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours


Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


In this Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) course you will learn nursing assessment strategies and interventions for high risk patients in crisis situations. This course also covers suicide prevention strategies and crisis intervention planning.


About the Series

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust.

ANCC Disclaimer

The NYU Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (Provider # P0367) All nurse planner(s) and author(s)/speaker(s) have completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. 

There are no conflicts of interest to report for this module/program and no commercial support was received for this module/program.

CEU Requirements

To receive nursing contact hours for this learning activity, you are required to view all content, achieve an 80% on the post-test, and complete an evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify suicide prevention strategies. 
  2. Discuss crisis intervention planning.
  3. Review suicide and violence screening tools.
  4. Discuss nursing interventions for high risk patients and crisis situations.
  5. Identify nursing assessment strategies for individuals at risk for suicide and violence. 


Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN

Director, Substance Use Sequence

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


Tasania Rhoden, RN

PMHNP Student 

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing