Tag Archives: Disaster Research

Research Request from Disaster Nursing Researchers


We are nurse researchers who are interested in exploring the experiences of nurses who have volunteered for more than one disaster relief effort. Much of the research highlights the negative personal effects resulting from disaster relief volunteerism. We are conducting a small qualitative study in the hopes of having a better understanding of the reasons why so many nurses continue to volunteer after their initial disaster relief deployment.

If you are a registered nurse and have participated in more than one disaster relief effort, we invite you to participate!

Data collection will be through phone interviews, which will take approximately 30 minutes. No names will be used in the reporting of the data and the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Please email or call if you are interested in participating. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have!

Thank you,

Stacy Christensen DNP, APRN christensenste@ccsu.edu 860-463-2964

Linda Wagner EdD, RN lwagner9092@gmail.com 860-965-7665

Melissa Masse APRN mcaprn@gmail.com 860-748-0070


Development of a Tiered Assessment Tool for Disaster Nursing Competencies

Researchers with the Idaho State University School of Nursing and the Idaho Public Health Association are interested in developing a disaster nursing competency assessment tool for use with baccalaureate nursing students. We are requesting your assistance with developing a tied competency assessment tool based on the International Council of Nurses and World Health Organization (2009) Framework of Disaster Nursing Competencies. The online survey is anonymous and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.


Please complete the survey by Friday, February 16, 2018, and please forward this email to nurse colleagues who work in disaster health or teach disaster health nursing.

After pilot testing the instrument we will provide survey participant the survey results and a copy of the assessment tool if requested. For more information please contact Dr. Mark Siemon, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH at siemmark@isu.edu

Thank you for your help with this request.

Mark Siemon

Idaho Public Health Association