Establishing the Essential Nursing Competencies for Genetics and Genomics
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2007
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 10–16, March 2007
How to Cite
Jenkins, J. and Calzone, K. A. (2007), Establishing the Essential Nursing Competencies for Genetics and Genomics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39: 10–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2007.00137.x
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2007
- Accepted for publication August 29, 2006.
- nursing education
Purpose: To describe the development and process of consensus used to establish essential genetic and genomic nursing competencies relevant to the entire nursing profession in the United States (US) regardless of academic preparation, role, practice setting, or clinical specialty.
Organizing Construct: Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory applied to the adoption of genetics and genomics as the central science for health care.
Methods: Multiphased national nursing initiative to develop, refine, and establish with consensus essential competencies in genetics and genomics for all nurses.
Findings: Genetics and genomics have emerged as the central science for health care in the 21st century, transforming recommendations for nursing education, practice, regulation and quality control.
Conclusion: The Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics indicate the minimal criteria for competency in genetics and genomics for the entire nursing profession in the US.