International Society of Nurses in Genetics

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

Our Vision

The vision of ISONG is: Caring for people's genetic and genomic health throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of health and disease.

ISONG Mission

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:

  1. Provide a forum for education and support for nurses providing genetic- and genomics-based healthcare.

  2. 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.

  3. Lead in the integration of established nursing competencies in genetics and genomics into all levels of nursing education, practice, and research.

  4. Provide leadership in the development of standards of practice for nurses in human genetics and genomics.

  5. Contribute to the development of public policy in the areas of genetics and genomics healthcare.

  6. Lead in the generation and dissemination of the evidence base for genetics and genomics in nursing.

  7. Provide a forum for professional, transdisciplinary, and public dialogue, communication, and networking.

  8. Promote interprofessional collaboration in the care of people, families, and communities at risk for genetic conditions.

  9. Serve as a source of expertise on genetic and genomic nursing for nurses, other healthcare professionals, lay support groups and the public.

Postdoctoral Doctoral Associate Job Opportunity

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) (R01NR013520): Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure

Job Description: Postdoctoral Associate (Full-time/40 hours per week) will be responsible for overseeing data entry for all aspects of the project; developing and managing databases; assisting with participant recruitment and retention; data collection; maintaining study participant tracking database; conducting scientific literature reviews; conducting statistical data analyses; reporting study data/findings to multiple stakeholders (e.g., teachers, community advisory board); and presenting study findings at professional conferences and assisting with writing and publishing scientific papers. The associate will spend 50% time in the Yale School of Nursing with Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor and 50% in the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine with Dr. Cindy Crusto.

Click here for the pdf with the complete description and contact information for this opportunity.

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ISONG Announcements and Genetic News

ANCC is seeking ISONG members -- ANCC is seeking ISONG members who are interested in becoming a Panelist, Serve on a Committee, or as an Appraiser. For details, download Genetics Recruitment form (PDF)


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NEWS RELEASE: New Educational Resource Prepares Clinician For Genomic Medicine
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[May 22, 2013]

 

Member Benefits

ISONG offers members opportunities for education, leadership, exchange and socialization.  Members receive the latest reference on genetics delivered via e communications, the ISONG newsletter, 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.

Like Us – Try Us! Reduced price membership offer.

New members can experience the benefits of ISONG full membership for the reduced rate of $100 USD for 12 months (reduced from usual $150). This offer is limited and available to the first thirty new members. Download ISONG brochure for more information on this opportunity. Full members can join by clicking on the Join Now option and by entering the code: TRY US at the bottom of the application form.


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Membership Directory

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
  • Administrators
  • Coordinators of public and private programs
  • Educators in the field of nursing and/or genetics
  • Genetic counselors
  • Researchers


Membership Categories

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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)