Disaster Preparedness Online Certificate Program for Nurses


The cost for this certificate program is $250.00. This certificate program is offered through Saint Louis University School of Nursing. However, the training itself must be paid for and taken through the School of Nursing's website. Click this link for more information.

Modules included are:
Introduction to Disaster Preparedness: An Overview
Nurses' Role in Disaster Preparedness and Response
National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
Shelters and Alternate Care Sites
Special Needs Populations
Epidemiology and Surveillance
Avian Influenza and Pandemics
Ethical Issues in Disaster Response
Crisis Intervention
Update of the Joint Commission's Emergency Management Standards
Exercise Design for Hospitals: An All Hazards Approach to Healthcare Certification
Disaster Preparedness: A personal experience

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.