Welcome to ISONG
Explore our resources and knowledge of human genetics into your nursing practice, education and research activities. We offer accurate and current content on human genetics and genomics in addition to forums for professional networking and discussions.
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The International Society of Nurses in Genetics, ISONG, is a global nursing specialty organization dedicated to genomic health care, education, research, and scholarship
The vision of ISONG is: Caring for people's genetic and genomic health throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of health and disease.
The mission of ISONG is to serve both the nursing profession and the public. ISONG fosters and advocates for the scientific and professional development of its members and the nursing community, in the discovery, interpretation, application, and management of genomic information, for the promotion of the public's health and wellbeing. ISONG advocates for public understanding of genomic health and use of genomic information.
The goals of ISONG are to:
Provide a forum for education and support for nurses providing genetic- and genomics-based healthcare.
Promote the integration of genetics and genomic into the delivery of nursing care, and the engagement of the nursing profession in the delivery of genomics-based healthcare services.
Lead in the integration of established nursing competencies in genetics and genomics into all levels of nursing education, practice, and research.
Provide leadership in the development of standards of practice for nurses in human genetics and genomics.
Contribute to the development of public policy in the areas of genetics and genomics healthcare.
Lead in the generation and dissemination of the evidence base for genetics and genomics in nursing.
Provide a forum for professional, transdisciplinary, and public dialogue, communication, and networking.
Promote interprofessional collaboration in the care of people, families, and communities at risk for genetic conditions.
Serve as a source of expertise on genetic and genomic nursing for nurses, other healthcare professionals, lay support groups and the public.
Call for Board of Director Nominations is NOW OPEN.
ISONG is currently looking to its membership to fill posts on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to serve your professional organization in a significant way. If you are not self-nominating, perhaps you have a colleague who is qualified to take a leadership position in ISONG. [Learn more]
Click here for the Nomination Form.
Deadline to nominate is Friday, May 15, 2015.
PUBLIC COMMENT REVIEW PERIOD OPEN
It is with great pleasure that the ANA Scope and Standards for Genetic Nursing 2015 revision is now open for public comment. Click here to view the PDF version of the draft revision. Comments are being solicited until May 30, 2015.
Submit comments to: email@example.com with subject line: SCOPE COMMENTS
ANCC and ISONG announce the first Certification through Portfolio credential for Advanced Genetics Nursing.
Interested in becoming recognized as a provider for CIGNA and other insurers? Apply for your Advanced Genetics Nursing Credential through ANCC. Begin tracking your continuing education (need at least thirty hours in past three years) and other credentialing data through ANCC's e-portfolio process. You can start your e-portfolio at any time, you don't need to wait until you have everything together. This credential is not just for Nurse Practitioners, but for any registered professional nurse with a Masters degree who is involved with genetics with a minimum of 1500 hours practice in the past three years and meets the professional development criteria. View Press Release.
This credential is also available for international applicants and ISONG members may apply for a discounted fee! Please contact Jeanine Santelli at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you to our Congress Sponsors!
Contact Linda Mason to join us as a 2015 Sponsor at: email@example.com.
ISONG offers members opportunities for education, leadership, exchange and socialization. Members receive the latest references on genetics including educational programs and opportunities, e communications, membership directory, program information and a discounted registration fee for the annual ISONG meeting and educational webinars.
Also, ISONG members are eligible to apply for the annual research grant awards.
For Members Only Information including Job Opportunities and Educational Programs click here.
Like Us - Try Us! Experience the Benefits of ISONG Membership
New members can experience the benefits of ISONG full membership for the reduced rate of $100 USD for 12 months (reduced from usual $150). Full members can join by clicking on the Join Now link and entering the code: TRY Us at the bottom of the application form. This offer is available to the first thirty new members.
Membership Directory - gain access to the directory by clicking Membership Directory
Who are the members of ISONG?
Any registered nurse who has an interest in genetics is welcome to become a member of ISONG. Our membership is diverse and reflects the broad needs of those who have genetic problems. Current members are:
- Case managers
- Coordinators of public and private programs
- Educators in the field of nursing and/or genetics
- Genetic counselors
Full - $150.00 (USD)
Full 3-Year - $350.00 (USD)
Student - $100.00 (USD)
Retired - $100.00 (USD)
Retired 3-Year - $250.00 (USD)
Affiliate - $100.00 (USD)
Affiliate 3-Year - $250.00 (USD)