Genetics in Advanced Practice

Program Description

The Genetics in Advanced Practice Sub-Specialty is designed for nurses in a master’s program in nursing who wish to develop expertise in working with families at risk for or with genetic disorders.

Students completing this sub-specialty will:

* Identify individuals and families at risk for a genetic disorder and make appropriate referrals
* Discuss preventive measures in genetics
* Discuss and interpret findings and recommendations by the medical geneticist
* Develop skills in taking a genetic history
* Participate and collaborate with genetic interdisciplinary teams
* Be sensitive to the relevant ethical, legal, and cultural issues involved in genetic services and in the application of genetic technology on health care policy
* Identify services needed by families in the community and make appropriate referrals
* Discuss research findings and their significance to prevention and intervention in genetic disorders
* Explore the effects of the Human Genome Project on individuals, families, and health care providers


Course Number Course Name Credits
N8160 Genetic Concentration 2
N8165 Practicum: Genetic Concentration 2
N9290 Incorporating Genetics and Genomics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
Total Credits 7

The above information is current as of 05/27/2009 and is subject to change.








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