Keywords

nurse practitioner, disaster preparedness, disaster, education, nursing education

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-1

Publisher

The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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