BHPC: Trauma Related Disorders



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours


Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) course provides an overview of trauma-related disorders across the patient lifespan and includes nursing interventions strategies for patients with trauma-related disorders.


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. Discuss historical aspects and prevalence statistics of trauma and stress-related disorders.
  2. Describe different types of trauma and stress-related disorders. 
  3. Identify risk factors and protective factors for the development of trauma and stress-related disorders. 
  4. Understand the health consequences of trauma and stress-related disorders. 
  5. Describe different treatment strategies for trauma and stress-related disorders. 
  6. Understand the basic principles of trauma-informed care.


Donna E. McCabe, DNP, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing 


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