Enhancing Genetics and Genomics Content in a Graduate Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202185
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Genetics and Genomics Content in a Graduate Nursing Program
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose:  The primary purpose of this project was to assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to enhance the genetics and genomics content and experiences in a Masters of Science (MSN) nursing curriculum. Methods:  A descriptive survey instrument was developed from: a systematic review of the genetics and genomics literature; the American Association of Colleges of Nursing forthcoming document: The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing; National Institutes of Health experts; and from leading genetics educators suggestion.  The survey instrument included (102) items from (5) broad genetic content areas including: molecular/clinical, the nurses role in genetics, and specific genetic conditions. The survey was administered to (N = 12) nurse educators responsible for teaching in 9 distinct MSN programs. Results :  A 100% return rate (n=12) was obtained and results indicated  that core courses were void of  any genetics or genomics content.   Also two programs, lacked any genetics and genomics content.   Of the seven clinical tracks that offered genetics and genomics content an average of 62 minutes was devoted to human genetics, 18 minutes to molecular genetics, 44 minutes to genetic testing, and 64 minutes to the role of the advanced practice nurse in genetics.  Clinical tracks covered a total of 183 overlapping genetics and genomic topics.  Based on the lack of content in core courses genetics and genomics modules were developed for three courses (health policy, role of the advanced practice nurse, nursing informatics) to ensure that all MSN students receive foundational knowledge in genetics and genomics nursing. Conclusion:   The forthcoming masters essentials in nursing emphasize the importance of genetics and genomics content in a MSN curriculum.  To ensure successful curricular change, the program will need to continue to conduct formative and summative evaluations of the recommended curricular changes and student outcomes.
Keywords:
Nursing Education; Genomics; Genetics
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing Genetics and Genomics Content in a Graduate Nursing Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202185-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose:  The primary purpose of this project was to assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to enhance the genetics and genomics content and experiences in a Masters of Science (MSN) nursing curriculum. Methods:  A descriptive survey instrument was developed from: a systematic review of the genetics and genomics literature; the American Association of Colleges of Nursing forthcoming document: The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing; National Institutes of Health experts; and from leading genetics educators suggestion.  The survey instrument included (102) items from (5) broad genetic content areas including: molecular/clinical, the nurses role in genetics, and specific genetic conditions. The survey was administered to (N = 12) nurse educators responsible for teaching in 9 distinct MSN programs. Results :  A 100% return rate (n=12) was obtained and results indicated  that core courses were void of  any genetics or genomics content.   Also two programs, lacked any genetics and genomics content.   Of the seven clinical tracks that offered genetics and genomics content an average of 62 minutes was devoted to human genetics, 18 minutes to molecular genetics, 44 minutes to genetic testing, and 64 minutes to the role of the advanced practice nurse in genetics.  Clinical tracks covered a total of 183 overlapping genetics and genomic topics.  Based on the lack of content in core courses genetics and genomics modules were developed for three courses (health policy, role of the advanced practice nurse, nursing informatics) to ensure that all MSN students receive foundational knowledge in genetics and genomics nursing. Conclusion:   The forthcoming masters essentials in nursing emphasize the importance of genetics and genomics content in a MSN curriculum.  To ensure successful curricular change, the program will need to continue to conduct formative and summative evaluations of the recommended curricular changes and student outcomes.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Educationen_GB
dc.subjectGenomicsen_GB
dc.subjectGeneticsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:14:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:14:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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