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  1. Tyo, Mirinda Brown PhD, RN, TCRN
  2. Tardy, Kathleen MSN, RN
  3. Kerwin, Kaitlyn MSN, RN, ONC


The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV (COVID-19) has disrupted and altered the way health care is delivered in the United States and across the world. Patient care guidelines and isolation recommendations continue to hastily change, demonstrating the key role of nursing professional development practitioners in educating and preparing frontline staff to provide safe patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article describes a community hospital's strategic educational response to a highly contagious respiratory pandemic. Initiatives to increase staff education and conserve personal protective equipment are discussed.