Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide nurses in acute care settings with information about severe mental illness and its treatment.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the public health and social impact of severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Describe positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and treatment guidelines.
  • Identify symptoms, treatments, and comorbidity concerns of major depressive disorders.
  • Explain diagnostic categories and biochemical considerations of bipolar illness.
  • Describe anxiety disorders and treatments.
  • Discuss how nurses can influence policy and improve access to mental healthcare.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.