Disaster Preparedness Online Certificate Program for Nurses


This Continuing Nursing Education certificate program, developed by internationally known experts, has been designed to provide a comprehensive plan to prepare for and respond to Mass Casualty Events (MCE), including disasters and acts of terrorism.  This series of programs will prepare the registered nurse to assist in response planning and education of personnel in various healthcare settings.  In addition, it will address Public Health Core Competencies related to Emergency Preparedness and Response.



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Introduction to Disaster Preparedness: An Overview

Introduction to Disaster Preparedness: An Overview

This course has defined disaster and terrorism and differentiated intentional versus accidental disasters.
Nurses' Role in Disaster Preparedness & Response

Nurses' Role in Disaster Preparedness & Response

This program reviews the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of a disaster plan.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)

This course is intended to provide you with an overview of the National Incident Management System, also called NIMS, and of the Hospital Incident Command System, also called HICS.
Shelters and Alternate Care Sites

Shelters and Alternate Care Sites

This Program is designed to familiarize you with off-site-care. An overview of off-site-care is provided, along with a review of alternate care site case studies and lessons learned.
Special Needs Populations

Special Needs Populations

Healthcare professionals often make false assumptions about what a "special needs population" consists of during a disaster or incident.
Epidemiology and Surveillance

Epidemiology and Surveillance

This chapter is an overview of epidemiology with specific examples from infectious disease and bioterrorism.
Avian influenza and pandemics.

Avian influenza and pandemics.

Understanding influenza as a disease better enables healthcare personnel to recognize the unique challenges posed by seasonal, avian and pandemic forms of the virus.
Ethical issues in disaster response

Ethical issues in disaster response

Ethical Implications of Disasters is a one-hour course designed to help professionals understand the ethical decisions that will need to be made during various types of disasters.
Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

This presentation provides an overview of the characteristics of a traumatic event.
Update of the Joint Commission's Emergency Management Standards

Update of the Joint Commission's Emergency Management Standards

The Joint Commission plays an important role in Emergency Preparedness in healthcare organizations. This presentation discusses the essential components of the 2009 Emergency Management Standards.
Exercise Design for Hospitals: An All Hazards Approach to Healthcare Certification

Exercise Design for Hospitals: An All Hazards Approach to Healthcare Certification

This course will review the various types of disaster exercises, and discuss a comprehensive exercise design cycle. The exercises can be integrated into a successful emergency management program to ensure preparedness for a potential event.
Disaster Preparedness: A personal experience

Disaster Preparedness: A personal experience

This course is a bonus course for those individuals taking the Online Certificate Program in Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Kater travels and speaks extensivley on her experiences working as a nurse in Israel. In this course, she shares personal stories and perspective regarding terrorism and disaster preparedness