FOUNDED IN THE SPRING OF 2001, the INTERNATIONAL NURSING COALITION FOR MASS CASUALTY EDUCATION (INCMCE) brings together organizational representatives of schools of nursing, nursing accrediting bodies, nursing specialty organizations, and governmental agencies to promote mass casualty education for nurses.
Organizational Efforts INCMCE was established prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax scares that immediately followed.
Prior to conducting a needs assessment and curricular review, members of INCMCE examined the work of other organizations.
The Columbia team went on to develop competencies for hospital workers (4) and participate in the INCMCE competency task force.
Method PARTICIPANTS To prepare for the online survey of schools of nursing, members of INCMCE worked in collaboration with the NLN during the summer of 2003 to identify deans or directors of nursing schools in the United States.