Applying Genomics - Genetics Education Program for Nurses

Applying Genomics in Nursing Practice (5-week offering) Teacher facilitated online course with weekly assignments. Twenty one nursing contact hours will be awarded to nurses who participate in an entire course and complete all related assignments and evaluations. Assignments involve readings, independent learning activities and online group discussions. Assignments are designed to give participants plenty of practice at using genetics in clinical practice situations.


Type Website, Course
CME Available No
Topic
Cost $400
Note Website with CEU resources Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who participate in an entire course and complete all related evaluations.

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Nurse

  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-3:   Examine competency of practice
      • PR3-K1:   Scope of nursing practice in relation to genetics/genomics
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K2:   Role of specialist genetic/genomic services
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K3:   Interprofessional resources
        • PR3-1:   Identify relevance of genetics/genomics to practice of your discipline.
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
      • NA1-K1:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to health
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K2:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to normal physiology and pathophysiology
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K3:   Basic principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
      • NA1-K4:   Patterns of disease associated with single gene and multifactorial inheritance
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-4:   Facilitate appropriate referral to genetic specialists, accurately documenting and communicating relevant history and clinical data.
        • NA1-8:   Identify resources available to assist clients seeking genetic and genomic information or services including the types of services available.
    • NA-2:   Demonstrate ability to elicit three-generation family health history information
      • NA2-K1:   Components of family history needed
        • NA2-2:   Identify available family history tools to facilitate collection of family health history information.
    • NA-3:   Construct a pedigree from collected family history
      • NA3-K1:   Components of family history needed to identify disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition
        • NA3-1:   Construct a pedigree from collected family history information using standardized symbols and terminology.
        • NA3-2:   Identify available family history tools to generate and document a pedigree, e.g. Surgeon General's Family Health Portrait.
    • NA-4:   Collect histories that consider genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risks
      • NA4-K1:   Fundamentals of genetic and genomic focused health assessment
        • NA4-1:   Demonstrate ability to collect personal, medical and family history that includes genetic/genomic as well as environmental risks.
      • NA4-K2:   Basics of risk factors
        • NA4-1:   Demonstrate ability to collect personal, medical and family history that includes genetic/genomic as well as environmental risks.
    • NA-6:   Analyze the history and physical assessment for genetic, environmental, and genomic influences
      • NA6-K1:   Pathophysiological, medical and nursing evaluation of common acute and chronic disease
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
      • NA6-K2:   Indicators of disease susceptibility or a genetic condition
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
      • NA6-K3:   Assessment and diagnosis of acute and chronic disease
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
      • ID1-K1:   Components of family history needed to identify disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K2:   Inheritance patterns
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K3:   Indicators of disease susceptibility or a genetic condition
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K4:   Common health conditions with a genetic/genomic component
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K5:   Indicators of need for targeted treatment selection
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
      • ID2-K1:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
      • ID2-K2:   Resources for referral within one's community
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
      • ID2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.
      • ID2-K4:   Interprofessional resources
        • ID2-1:   Evaluate strengths, limitations, and best use of genetic and/or genomic resource for a client or group of clients.
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
        • ID2-3:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the knowledge, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by genetic/genomic technology.