Date: October 10, 2012
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 Pm (ET)
This session provides an update on the clinical applications of genomics with implications for nursing practice and education strategies. Included will be: an update on clinically relevant genomic advances; methods of integrating genomic information into the curriculum; an overview of genomic education resources including the Genetic/Genomic Competency Center for Education (G2C2), a toolkit repository for peer reviewed teaching resources linked to competencies; and the Global Genetics/Genomics Community (G3C), bilingual online unfolding case study simulations for use by faculty with students. Practical examples of ways nursing faculty have already successfully implemented genomics curriculum integration will be shared.
Jean Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Jean F. Jenkins is Senior Clinical Advisor, Genomic Healthcare Branch, NHGRI, NIH. She received her BSN from the University of Maryland, MSN at the Catholic University of America, and Ph.D. from George Mason University, VA. Recognizing the importance of advances in genetics research for all health care, Dr. Jenkins strives to educate health professionals and the public about implications of genomic information for education, practice, and research. Dr. Jenkins provided leadership in the development and revision of National Coalition for Health Care Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) core competencies in genetics. Building on these efforts she along with Dr. K. Calzone coordinated the development and consensus of the Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics (2005; 2009) leading to the development of an education resource repository and a web-based case-scenarios resource ). Dr. Jenkins has more than 100 publications including two Journal of Nursing Scholarship series on genomics (2005-2007; 2011).
Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, APNG, FAAN
Kathleen Calzone is a Senior Nurse Specialist, Research in the Genetics Branch of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. She is co-chair of the National Institutes of Health Genetic/Genomic Nursing Competency Initiative. She is credentialed in genetics by the Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Ms. Calzone is a past president of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
Patricia (Trish) Brennan, PhD, RN
Dr. Brennan is an Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches critical care, health policy and leadership for undergraduate, masters, and DNP students. Dr. Brennan recently completed an NIH appointment as Faculty Champion for Genetics and Genomics and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the NIH National Genome Research Institute’s Genetics and Genomics Competency Center. Research interests include health policy issues related to access to care, particularly in regard to genetics and genomics and acuity based models of organ allocation. In addition, Dr. Brennan is currently assessing the outcomes of simulation and immersive learning through inter-disciplinary education, particularly related to critical care and genomic education.
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