National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI)

The National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) is a $2 million grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security to develop and deliver educational training to prepare nurses to respond to victims of an event involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The web-based training targets nurses in hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, and increases awareness of WMD risks, vulnerabilities, and response requirements. The highly-interactive web-based course uses simulations, case scenarios, and demonstrations to provide setting-specific WMD preparedness training.

The NNEPI Web site provides links to the Web-based course and emergency preparedness information and resources for nurses. The NNEPI course is currently available to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners.