Integrating genetics and genomics into nursing curricula you can do it too!

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2013-12
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Daack-Hirsch, Sandra
Jackson, Barbara
Belchez, Chito A.
Elder, Betty L.
Hurley, Roxanne
Kerr, Peg
Nissen, Mary Kay
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Daack-Hirsch, Sandra; Jackson, Barbara; Belchez, Chito A.; Elder, Betty L.; Hurley, Roxanne; Kerr, Peg; Nissen, Mary Kay. 2013. Integrating genetics and genomics into nursing curricula you can do it too!. Nursing Clinics of North America, vol. 48:no. 4, December 2013:ppg. 661–669

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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.

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