Introduction: Intimate partner violence is a widespread phenomenon across the world. According to the research so far, a community nurse has a great potential to detect, prevent and respond to the aforementioned type of violence. But from literature it is evident lack of studies in this field, even though this kind of research is required and important to carry out further analysis and developments in the field of community health nursing in the future. Purpose: The purpose of this graduation thesis is to establish the skills a community nurse needs to maintain the appropriate communication with a woman who is a victim of the intimate partner violence, and to create a sense of mutual trust with the victim. The thesis also tries to determine which signs or symptoms of the victim need to be paid attention to in order to detect the presence of violence. Methods: The graduation thesis uses a descriptive research method with a review of domestic and foreign scientific literature in the field of health care. The literature review took place from February to June 2017. Key words used were as follows: violence against women, violent intimate partners, community nurse, community health nursing, assisting victims of violence. Results: A community nurse has to pay special attention to the unseen signs of violence against women. The key factors for the successful identification of violence are persistence and proper training of the community nurse. An appropriate way of approaching and the communication techniques of nurses in community health care makes it possible to build trust with victims of violence. By doing so, they gain the trust of the victims and have the opportunity to offer help in getting out of a violent relationship. Discussion and conclusions: Violence against a woman by an intimate partner leads domestic violence and has a negative impact on the whole family. A community health care has an important role in dealing with victims of domestic violence. An imperfection in the functioning of this system is the lack of knowledge and experience of the community nurses in the field of violence, which affects their work and professional treatment of women who are victims of violence.