Integrating Genetics and Genomics into Nursing Curricula. You Can Do It Too!

Sandra Daack-Hirsch, Barbara Jackson, Chito A. Belchez, Betty Elder, Roxanne Hurley, Peg Kerr, Mary Kay Nissen

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Rapid advances in knowledge and technology related to genomics cross health care disciplines and touch almost every aspect of patient care. The ability to sequence a genome holds the promise that health care can be personalized. Health care professionals are faced with a gap in the ability to use the rapidly expanding technology and knowledge related to genomics in practice. Yet, nurses are key to bridging the gap between genomic discoveries and the human experience of illness. This article presents a case study documenting the experience of five nursing schools/colleges of nursing as they work to integrate genetics and genomics into their curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-669
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Case study
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Nursing education
  • Undergraduate curriculum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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