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Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators

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To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about the Ebola crisis found on the web. This page will be updated daily to include details about new informational events and webinars, the latest news from the CDC, and work underway at our nation’s nursing schools related to Ebola preparedness and response.

Schools wishing to suggest resources and links to be added to this page are encouraged to send an email to AACN will update the resources below on a daily basis, but we advise readers to consult the CDC for the authoritative information on this health crisis.

News, Events, and Webinars

Stay tuned for future news, event, and webinar information.

CDC - Emergency Department Ebola Preparedness Training Videos
February 17, 2015

AACN Webinar
Ebola Readiness Preparing Faculty and Students Regarding Ebola:
A Look Across the Health Professions

December 11, 2014

The White House
Fact Sheet: Update on the Ebola Response
December 2, 2014

The White House
President Obama Speaks to American Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola
October 29, 2014


Tri-Council for Nursing
Joint Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing:
Engaging Academic Nursing in the National Response to Ebola

October 27, 2014

Department of Health & Human Services
Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals

Public Health Emergency Webinar
Ebola Preparedness for Emergency Medical Services

Letter from AACN's President and CEO Addressing Ebola
October 17, 2014

Ebola Facts: When Did Ebola Arrive and Spread to a Dallas Hospital?
New York Times, October 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teleconference (Archived Audio)
Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

October 14, 2014

AACN's Collaboration Community Discussion

Join the current discussion about what nursing schools should be doing in response to ebola by going to the Academic-Practice Partnership Collaboration Community. To join or opt-in, visit

Ebola Information Centers

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ebola

What You Need to Know about Ebola

Ebola Facts: Infographic

CDC Ebola Guidance: Evaluating International Travelers

Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings

Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness

Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness

Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals

Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers

Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease:  Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials

Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness

Guideline for Protecting Hospital Personnel

Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn from Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

CDC Will Offer More Ebola Training to Health Care Workers
New York Times article, October 12, 2014

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals

Outbreak Summary Key Messages - Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa

National Institutes of Health: Ebola Virus Disease - Information for U.S. Healthcare Workers

National & International Organizations

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Congress on Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Hospital Association

American Medical Association

American Nurses Association

American Organization of Nurse Executives

Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of Infection Prevention and Control

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

Center for Infection Disease Research and Policy

Doctors without Borders

Emergency Nurses Association

International Council of Nurses

World Health Organization

Additional Resources

Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa

Ebola Continuing Education Module Now Available for Nurses

School News

Aultman College Correspondence to College Community

Emory University

Fairfield University

FAQs for Nursing Faculty & Students on Ebola from WSNA & CNEWS

The Ohio State University

University of Buffalo

University of Connecticut

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

University of Southern California - How Ebola Spreads
Infographic from the Master of Public Health online program at University of Southern California explains the 2014 Ebola outbreak, common symptoms, how it was spread, and how to prevent a similar outbreak.

University of Buffalo School of Nursing
Ebola and You:
Minimizing Fear and Maximizing Knowledge