This 2012 project by Stephanie Trowbridge, submitted as part of the Masters of Nursing – Advanced Practice Leadership, asks the question, “Nursing emergency preparedness education: Why do nurses need it? Do nurses have this knowledge?


A review of theoretical and research literature that is relevant to nursing and emergency preparedness is the broad focus of this project. This literature review identifies how and to what extent nurses are being educated on emergency preparedness planning and response. Additionally, this review demonstrates how and why nursing emergency preparedness education is integral to community and hospital response plans. Emergency preparedness education for nurses is examined in light of historical influences, professional responsibilities and collaborations and partnerships. It is anticipated that this project will begin to build a platform that showcases the value and significance of nursing emergency preparedness education.

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