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Keywords

Community Health Education, Disaster Education, Disaster Preparedness, Nursing Program, Social Media

 

Authors

  1. Shannon, Crystal PhD, MBA, RN

Abstract

Background: Recent events continue to demonstrate the need for effective community-level disaster preparedness. Nurses remain key figures in supporting local response efforts and disaster education for unexpected events.

 

Problem: Although improved efforts have promoted disaster nursing practice knowledge, nursing education remains challenged in engaging students in disaster management efforts.

 

Approach: Students collaborated over 4 semesters to assess and deliver a variety of disaster-related interventions to the community.

 

Outcomes: The multisemester project improved students' understanding of disaster nursing, the nursing program's engagement with community partners, and community members' knowledge and ability for emergency preparedness.

 

Conclusion: The project was instrumental in improving the community's awareness and engagement of the regional nursing programs in community-based emergency response. The details of the project are provided for replication by other faculty and nursing programs.