By Olivia Anderson
Cathy Deckys, a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing, had the opportunity from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to attend an interprofessional panel in D.C. with doctors, physicians assistants, social workers, pharmacists and emergency management from across the United States.
Deckys learned a great amount of how these certifications are developed and tested. She has worked within two Fortune 500 companies as an occupational health nurse and in that process, she learned disaster and crisis management. Cathy teaches at Idaho State University’s Emergency Management Institute in their online program as an adjunct and volunteer at the Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School providing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.
ANCC is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious healthcare credentialing organizations. ANCC invites the professionals of the healthcare world to help develop the ANCC National Healthcare Disaster Certification. After getting this interprofessional certification, employers and the public will know you have mastered the skills related to all the phases of the disaster cycle.