National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative

The National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) is a $2 million grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security to develop and deliver educational training to prepare nurses to respond to victims of an event involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The web-based training targets nurses in hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, and increases awareness of WMD risks, vulnerabilities, and response requirements. The highly-interactive web-based course uses simulations, case scenarios, and demonstrations to provide setting-specific WMD preparedness training. The NNEPI Web site provides links to the Web-based course and emergency preparedness information and resources for nurses. The NNEPI course is currently available to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners.

NNEPI Web Site

News Article:  DHS Awards $2 Million for WMD Response Training for Nurses

Open Educational Resource

Emergency Preparedness: Nurses on the Frontline: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters

This interactive learning module teaches nurses a critical thinking framework that can be applied to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) events as well as natural disasters. Learners practice applying new knowledge and skills through video decision-making scenarios.

GW SON Top-Ranked

GW SON continues to be ranked among the top 50 schools of nursing. GW is in the top 13% of ranked graduate nursing schools. 

US News & World Report also ranks our online MSN #13 out of more than 145 programs nationwide.

In a first-ever ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, we are no. 30, placing us in the top 20% of ranked programs. These top rankings reflects the quality of our student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer recognitions, and admissions selectivity.