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Exploration on Disaster Nursing Education in Korea

* Journal Title : Journal of The Korean Society of Disaster Information

* Volume 4, Issue 2 2008, pp.94-104

* Publisher : The Korean Society of Disaster Information

* pISSN : 1976-2208 eISSN :

* DOI :

* Subject Category : Computer Science, Theory & Methods /

Title & Authors

Exploration on Disaster Nursing Education in Korea

Lee, Og-Cheol;Wang, Soon-Joo;

Abstract

Purpose: The disaster occurs increasingly on the earth and nurses are requested to call out to on-sites or help emergency situation. This descriptive study was done to explore the disaster nursing education in Korea. Method: Data was collected from 116 nursing undergraduate program and 93 colleges responded, and analyzed frequencies and percentiles. Results: There was no institution offering Disaster Nursing titled course. Emergency Nursing was mostly combined with disaster nursing. More half (52.7%) did not deal disaster nursing concept at all, from which half had no plan to open in the near future. The lack of teaching manpower was shown. Recommendation: To meet the nursing need in disaster situation, disaster nursing competencies should be included in nursing major subject at the basic education level to be a registered nurse in Korea.  

Keywords

disaster;disaster nursing;nursing curriculum;disaster nursing competencies;  

Language

Korean