1. Nyamathi, Adeline M. PhD, ANP, FAAN
  2. King, Major PhD, RN
  3. Casillas, Adrian MD
  4. Gresham, Louise S. PhD, MPH
  5. Mutere, Malaika PhD


The long-term purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a problem-solving computerized bioterrorism education and training (CBET) program compared with a standard bioterrorism education and training (SBET) program. The content and delivery preferences of nurses employed in two major hospitals in Los Angeles and San Diego that would be relevant to the design of the SBET and CBET scenarios were assessed. During the focus groups, nurses also considered culturally sensitive delivery aspects. Notable findings from the focus groups are discussed in this study. Recommendations based on these findings are proposed as this project moves into subsequent phases.