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Genetics and Genomics Content in Nursing Education: A National Imperative, Journal of Professional Nursing
Laurie Connors, DNP, RN, APNG, FNP-BC, AGN-BC
Congratulations to ISONG Member Dr. Laurie Connors from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing who along with a colleague prepared a guest editorial on "Genetics and Genomics Content in Nursing Education: A National Imperative." Though genetic competencies have been embedded in AACN's Essentials documents, many nursing programs lack foundational content in the curricula. The authors call for academic nursing leaders to strengthen student preparation in the genetic and molecular basis of disease to better meet population health needs.
Journal of Biological Research for Nursing (BRN) has published its special March 2018 issue focused on Genetics and Genomics
Genetic and genomic discoveries impact all areas of healthcare practice, from providing insight into new treatments to supporting disease-prevention strategies to guiding development of personalized health interventions. Nursing research has made, and will continue to make, significant contributions to the growing body of evidence that informs our understanding of the role of genes and genomics in health and illness. From bench to bedside to population health, nursing research is at the forefront of translating basic science into clinical and community applications.
Again, we are saluting ISONG members for helping to raise visibility of genetics and genomics nursing research through this special issue.
Wendy Henderson, PhD, CRNP, FAAN