International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Genetic Credentialing Announcement

The Genetic Nurses Credentialing Commission (GNCC) and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) are thrilled to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will be assuming the role of credentialing genetic nurses. The GNCC process will end effective December 2013 with the ANCC process becoming effective in late 2014.

All currently credentialed nurses will remain fully credentialed through the expiration date on their credential. ISONG members will be integral in maintaining the standards of genetic nurse credentialing by working directly with ANCC through the current transition and ongoing review of the genetic nurse credentialing processes.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and members of GNCC and ISONG who created and maintained our unique portfolio process which has since become the model for other specialty credentials.

Jeanine Seguin Santelli, PhD, ANP-C/GNP-C Professor and Chair of Nursing Nazareth College

Standards of Practice

Genetics and Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
International Society of Nurses in Genetics. Inc. & The American Nurses Association
2007 ISBN 9781558102347. Pub# 9781558102347
List $17.95/ SNA Member $14.95 To order call (800) 637-0323

Scope of Genetics/Genomics Nursing Practice
Interaction of Genetics and Genomics
Definition of Genetics and Genomics Nursing
The International Evolution of Genetics and Genomics

Nursing Practice: The United States, Canada, Japan, The United Kingdom, Other Countries

Description of Genetics/Genomics Nursing
Essential Attributes of Genetics/Genomics Nursing
Practice Settings
Levels of Genetics/Genomics Nursing Practice
Basic Level
Advanced Level
A Case Study in Genetics/Genomics Nursing Practice
Specialty Certification in Genetics
The Future: Genetics/Genomics Knowledge for All Nurses

    Standards of Genetics/Genomics Nursing Practice
    Standard 1. Assessment
    Standard 2. Diagnosis
    Standard 3. Outcomes Identification
    Standard 4. Planning
    Standard 5. Implementation
    Standard 5a. Coordination of Care
    Standard 5b. Health Teaching and Health Promotion
    Standard 5c. Consultation
    Standard 5d. Prescriptive Authority and Treatment
    Standard 5e. Counseling
    Standard 6. Evaluation

    Standards of Professional Performance
    Standard 7. Quality of Practice
    Standard 8. Education
    Standard 9. Professional Practice Evaluation
    Standard 10. Collegiality
    Standard 11. Collaboration
    Standard 12. Ethics
    Standard 13. Research
    Standard 14. Resource Utilization
    Standard 15. Leadership



Appendix A: Statement on the Scope and Standards of Genetics Clinical Nursing Practice (1998)



Genetics/Genomics Nursing:
Scope and Standards of Practice
(currently under revision, 2013)

  • ISBN: 9781558102347
  • PUB# 9781558102347

Standards of Practice

As genetics/genomics clinical services enters more areas of nursing practice, this book addresses increasing numbers of RNs at all levels and settings.

Articulating the essentials of a cutting-edge specialty, its activities and accountabilities┬┐the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice - the book is a core resource for nurses who focus on a specialty that affects all health care.

About This Book
Published: 2006
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Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for Nurses With Graduate Degrees, co-published by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG), is now available on the American Nurses Association web site.

National Genetics Education and Development Centre
, a site for learners and educators about what is important to know and the activities to be undertaken in clinical practice. Includes factsheets, videos, PowerPoint presentations, telling stories, and case scenarios. Visit