Mental Health & QPR Training for Nurses

Mental Health & QPR Training for Nurses

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$0 – $19

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No Refunds

Learn about mental health, nurse well-being, & QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer) for suicide prevention

About this event

This effort is associated with North Dakota's State Disaster Response Grant, funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), administered through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

**Registration is capped at 15** Nursing students also welcome.

Date & time: Saturday, August 20, 10am to 12:30pm CT (via Zoom)

Now, more than ever, it is important to understand how to effectively identify, address, and respond to mental health and substance use concerns, and this course is designed to teach you important skills to do just that!

The first 90 minutes of this course will focus on mental health and nurse well-being. You will learn about variables impacting mental health and how you can respond effectively to these concerns.

After a short break, we will then train you in QPR, and successful completion of this course results in you being QPR certified (which is good for 2 years). Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. It is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world.


Your instructor for this course will be Kathryn Lang. She is a Certified QPR instructor with knowledge of the mental health landscape.


Thanks to our funding source (identified above) this course is free to people living or working in 1 of 29 identified counties in North Dakota affected by flooding in 2019:

  • McKenzie, Mountrail, Adams, Hettinger, Grant, Morton, Emmons, McIntosh, Dickey, Sargent, Richland, Ransom, LaMoure, Logan, Kidder, Stutsman, Barnes, Cass, Traill, Steele, Griggs, Foster, Eddy, Wells, Sheridan, Nelson, Grand Forks, Welsh, and Pembina counties

For nurses & nursing students outside of those areas of North Dakota or residing in other states, this course is provided at a significantly reduced rate of $19 per person + fees ($21.79 total).

What does the course include?

  • 2.5 hours of virtual training with someone who understands mental health landscape
  • An enriched program review (electronic booklet of the QPR booklet and printable wallet card) immediately after training
  • Interactive role plays sent to your email so you can practice after the course
  • Readings on evidence-based suicide prevention
  • National, state, and local resources related to mental health and substance use crises and treatment
  • Learning along side other nurses & nursing students who are navigating the same challenges as you
  • Successful completion of this course results in QPR certification (which is good for 2 years) & certificate

Learning objectives

1) Recall signs & symptoms of mental health concerns

2) Outline factors related to well-being of nurses

3) Choose QPR strategies to use when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis

CE/CEU credit information

This program is approved for 2.5 contact hours by the NDBON from August 2022 to August 2023 (course number 2089).

If you experience distress

Occasionally, participating in mental health trainings such as this can result in distressing feelings. If you need immediate mental health assistance, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

Cancellation policy

Once you register for the course, the registration fee is non-refundable unless HPC cancels the course. Paid registrants have the option to transfer their registration to another course or receive a refund if the course is cancelled. Refunds are not granted for any other reason.

Non-discrimination & accommodations

HPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age. HPC is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made. Please address requests, questions, concerns, and complaints to HPC's Founder & CEO, Erin Haugen at hello @

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