Genetics/Genomics Nursing Standards

The expectations for Genomic Nursing Clinical Practice are described in the second edition of Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.  This book was used to establish requirements for the ACGN and CGN credentials. To purchase go here         


International Society of Nurses in Genetics

This organization of nurses in genomics is "Dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics worldwide." Those interested in learning more about this organization and/or joining can go to the website for more information. 


Anyone with an active ISONG membership is eligible to receive the NPCC submission fee at the "member rate".  

ASCO – Cancer Genetics Program

  

General Course Description

The Cancer Genetics Program is designed to increase knowledge in the area of hereditary cancer genetics. This slide-based, expert-led course provides a comprehensive collection on an array of topics related to the genetic cancer risk assessment process.  The course addresses ways to improve the taking and documenting of family history, as well as interpreting those results.  The program is composed of site-specific sections on core concepts that include recognition of hereditary cancer syndromes, quantitative risk assessment, establishing a cancer risk assessment service, and special counseling and ethical, legal, and social issues in cancer genetics.

Objectives

•Recognize genetic testing for common cancer syndromes and how to interpret Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS)

•Consider the emergent strategies and the latest advances in early detection cancers (breast, GI, etc.)

•Analyze genome wide association studies (GWAS) and principles of next generation technology in tumor/germline DNA and gene panels

•Summarize key learnings from each core section and utilize approaches to improve the process of recognition and referral of hereditary cancer syndromes within physician practices

CNE offered on-demand for a fee

Participants can earn a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  


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American Society of Human Genetics

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Intensive course in Genomic Cancer risk assessment

The City of Hope Intensive Course in Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment is a continuing  medical education course for physicians, physician assistants, nurses,  genetic counselors and other health care professionals seeking skills in  this area.  More information is available here.  



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Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2)

  

Repository of competencies-based genetics and genomics educational materials can be accessed here

  


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ISONG Webinars

  A variety of topics on genetics and genetic diseases are available here. 


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The Jackson Laboratory

  

CLINICAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

This site empowers healthcare professionals to integrate genomics into their clinical practice, working with clinicians, hospitals, health systems, and training programs to develop education programs that address specific knowledge gaps or barriers. We develop online programs and resources, in-person interactive workshops, and blended learning opportunities for diverse healthcare providers.

This site offers a variety of cancer genetics CME/CNE on demand and at no cost.

  


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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF BREAST CENTERS (NCoBC)

  

Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference 

1-day pre- or post-conference course in Cancer Risk Assessment and Cancer Genetics

Participants can earn approximately 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  

  

Information available here. 


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NINR Summer Genetics Institute

Nurses who participate in this intensive  one month educational opportunity with the National Institute of Nursing learn more about molecular genetics for use in research and clinical practice. 

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)

  

Cancer Genetics Overview – Health Professional Version found here 



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THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK (NCCN)

 A variety of courses and education credits available for providers here.  


  


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NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

 Health Professional Education Resources

Health Professional Education available here. 


Health Professional Genetics Resources online here



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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio Cancer Gene

  

A new web-based (self-study) training especially for nurses titled:  Cancer Genetics in Your Practice. This webinar series provides 5.5 contact hours of up-to-date information about common hereditary cancer syndromes, the cancer risk assessment process and about genetic counseling resources available to individuals/families in Ohio.  The agenda features presentations, lecture materials and case presentations designed to enhance professional development.
 

The Cancer Genetics in Your Practice webinar series is free of charge.  This webinar series is divided into 5 modules.  The modules range in length from 30 minutes to one hour long.  All five trainings must be completed, as well as the post-tests and evaluation to receive the certificate.
 

Course modules are:  
1.  Hereditary cancer risk assessment
2.  Hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome
3.  Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome
4.  Other hereditary cancer syndromes
5.  Pediatric cancers 

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Oncology Nursing Society

  


It's In the Genes: Understanding Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Webinar Recording
No cost
Contact Hours: 1.00


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REACH MD

 Genetically Speaking addresses the newest basic research findings, technological advances and applications of human genetics in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. Genetically Speakingis sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), a leader in the education of health professionals who are not genetics specialists. These practitioners constitute the majority of providers, yet lack access to quality education that enables them to incorporate the latest advances in genetic risk assessment, testing, and management into their practices. Through new initiatives such as the Genetically Speaking series and the CME Program Cancer Genetics Management in the Primary Care Setting, ASHG seeks to remedy this deficiency. For more information click here 





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SOCIETY OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

  

A collaboration of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Bright Pink and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has partnered with medical societies and patient advocacy groups to develop a toolkit designed to provide critical, practical information to heath care provers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the role of genetics in gynecologic cancers. While not written for a lay audience, patients and families will gain an appreciation for the complexity of genetic testing and the challenges providers face every day.

The toolkit is comprised of specific case studies telling an individual woman’s story. Key points are illuminated from each organization’s perspective. Each case history provides references, national guidelines and society statements. For a “General Resources” section and websites click here 



  


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Stanford Genetics Education

  

Stanford Genetics and Genomics Professional Certificate:

  • Fundamentals of Genetics: The Genetics You Need To Know (XGEN101)
  • Genomics and the Other Omics: The Comprehensive Essentials (XGEN102)
  • Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy (XGEN201)
  • Understanding Cancer at the Genetic Level (XGEN202)
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (XGEN203)

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