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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Tracy Arnold


School nurses have a critical role in a school setting during an emergency. In many situations, they are the first and only health responders on the scene. School nurses must be confident in their knowledge and skills to implement in many different types of emergencies. This study presents the results of the perceived competence levels of NC School Nurses with emergency preparedness. An anonymous survey showed results that more school nurses are more confident with medical emergencies and least confident with pandemic and bioterrorism related emergencies. Some types of emergencies may only pose a low threat of incidence in a NC school, however, school districts, administrators, school nurses, and local health departments have a responsibility in collaborating together to develop an emergency plan of school nurse responsibilities in all types of emergencies.

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