Nursing Infection Control Education Network

NASN has partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train United States (U.S.) nurses in infection prevention and control. The goal of this partnership is to provide real-time, tailed infection control training to nurses and improve infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to viruses and diseases like Ebola and Zika and other emerging infectious diseases.

Wherever you see the Nursing Infection Control Education Network or NICE logo, you will find education shared through this partnership.

Why is this partnership significant?

Nurses are the front line of defense against infections spreading in U.S. healthcare facilities. Moreover, the increasing number of emerging diseases often forces nurses to take on roles outside of their normal duties. This includes but is not limited to roles in environmental cleaning and waste management.

With the evolution of emerging threats and ongoing issues such as health care associated infections, nurses need to be equipped to understand and follow infection control procedures to not only protect themselves, but also to protect their patients. This is even more pertinent to specialized practices like school nursing in the school settings, where resources can be limited.

What is the purpose of this project?

The purpose of this enhancing education and training on infection control for U.S. nurses project is to:

  1. Provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses.
  2. Improve adherence to infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to Ebola and Zika viruses, and other emerging infectious diseases.
  3. Enhance the confidence of nurses to care for patients with Ebola and Zika viruses or other highly contagious diseases through effective education and training.
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Page published April 2017.