nurse practitioner, disaster preparedness, disaster, education, nursing education
Nurse practitioners need to be effective in responding to large-scale natural and man-made disasters. However, disaster core competencies for NPs are largely nonexistent. The purpose of this study was to assess NPs' level of disaster preparedness and determine how NPs acquired knowledge about disaster preparation. Findings suggest that a consistent national NP curriculum for disaster preparedness, including communication with other disaster agencies, is needed. With proper education, NPs can play a major role in disaster management.
Original Publication Citation
Tichy, M., Bond, A. E., Beckstrand, R. L., & Heise, B. (2008). NPs’ perceptions of disaster preparedness education: Quantitative survey research. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(1), 10-22.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tichy, Milada; Bond, A. Elaine; Beckstrand, Renea L.; and Heise, Barbara, "NPs' Perceptions of Disaster Preparedness Education: Quantitative Survey Research" (2009). Faculty Publications. 5306.
The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners
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