Nurses Launch Nationwide Educational Initiative

Back in March — months before 9/11 — the nation's nursing leaders convened the first meeting of the International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education. Recognizing that nurses would be on the front lines in the event of a national disaster such as biological warfare — the founders also acknowledged that nurses' traditional education did not prepare them to handle such a crisis. Then terrorists attacked the U.S., and the fledgling initiative moved into high gear.

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