disasters, emergency preparedness, instructional methods, nursing students, personal emergency preparedness



  1. Chilton, Jenifer M. PhD, RN
  2. Alfred, Danita PhD, RN


The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 educational intervention modalities (face-to-face or online) aimed at improving nursing students' personal emergency preparedness. Personal emergency preparedness means an individual has a Grab-and-Go kit, has developed a plan for self and family, and remains informed about potential disasters. Outcomes indicated that face-to-face instruction for BSN nursing students and online instruction for RNs were effective at increasing knowledge and increasing personal emergency preparedness.