This course informs health care providers, social workers, behavioral health practitioners and individuals in related professions how to protect the rights of patients and clients who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect.

Students who complete the course earn one hour (1) of training in procedures for reporting suspected abuse or neglect, including: 004.02C1 The Requirements of Nebraska Revised Statute 28-372 004.02C2 Residents' Rights as set forth in 175 NAC 8-003.02F and 175 12-003.02F as required for placement on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss residents’ and patients’ rights.
  • Identify forms of adult abuse and neglect.
  • Determine strategies for prevention.
  • Relate when and how to report abuse in Nebraska.

Course Length

Minimum of one hour.

Participation in the online course is timed. The learner must view the entire course presentation and spend a minimum of 60 minutes in the course to meet this requirement for successful completion.

Course Materials

Provided at class session.

Course Formats

Course is available online (learner paced).

A link to the online course and a password will be emailed to the learner within one business day of registration and payment being processed.

At the conclusion of the course (online or in person), the learner must complete a 25 multiple choice question post-test.

A score of 80% or better is required to pass. Learners are provided two (2) attempts to pass the post- test. If they do not pass after two (2) attempts they have failed the course. At that time, the learner may re-register and re-pay for another course session, if they desire. They must re-listen to the course and re-take the test or participate in a classroom based, instructor-led course.

The learner’s score is sent to the Office of Professional Development. Upon receipt of test scores, the Office of Professional Development will validate time spent in the course. Within three (3) business days, a certificate of completion will be emailed to the learner if all requirements of successful completion have been met. The appropriate documentation will be faxed to the NE DHHS.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • The learner must listen to the entire course presentation for a minimum of 60 minutes. (online participation is timed).
  • The learner must complete a 25 multiple-choice question test at the conclusion of the course presentation and score an 80% or better on the test.


$30 payable by cash, money order or credit card (VISA, MC, Discover) at time of registration. Make checks payable to: Clarkson College Professional Development.

Technical Requirements

To access the on-line course an individual must have:

  • A computer with speakers or the ability to use headphones to hear audio
  • Internet access with an updated browser
  • The most current, updated version of Java

If an individual does not have access to a personal computer, they may register for an on-line session and complete the on-line course at the Clarkson College Office of Professional Development.


For individuals who would like to complete the course online, but do not have computer access, please contact the Office of Professional Development at 402.552.6148 or 402.552.3396 to make arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

Class fees are non-refundable. Refunds are not provided if an individual cancels or does not complete the entire class or does not pass.