Dr. Tama Morris, director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens, told The Charlotte Observer that the school would lead an assembly for nursing students this week on the meaning of a pandemic.
Morris says each generation of nurses has new infectious diseases to handle — including HIV, SARS, H1N and now Ebola. Student nurses begin learning about how to protect against contracting these diseases in their early classes, she says.
The information about ebola is constantly changing, making it important that the nursing community stays up to date and keeps students involved and informed.
For more about ebola preparations in Charlotte, see this Observer story.