Emergency Preparedness (Nursing)

Emergency Preparedness (Nursing)

by Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

A disaster is an event, either natural or human-made, that results in a level of destruction or trauma requiring outside assistance. This course describes how nurses can assist in disaster management. No prior knowledge is required for this course. Regardless of where a nurse works, knowing how to prepare for and respond to disasters is essential to providing competent client care.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:20 h
  • Quiz questions 10
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Emergency Preparedness (Nursing)

 Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Dr. Heide Cygan is an Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, where she is also the co-program director of the Advanced Public Health Nursing and Transformative Leadership: Population Health DNP programs. Dr. Cygan is board certified Advanced Public Health Nurse.

Dr. Cygan received her BSN from the University of Michigan and her DNP from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For her professional achievements, she earned the Education MVP award from Rush University in 2019 and was named one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders by Illinois Nurses Foundation in 2018. Dr. Cygan believes that all nurses have a commitment to understand the impact they have on the health of the public, and strives to energize students to examine patient outcomes through a population health lens.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Cygan will teach a course on Public Health Nursing.

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