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Relevance of Genetics Clinical Nurse (GCN) by Mind Map: Relevance of Genetics Clinical Nurse
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Relevance of Genetics Clinical Nurse (GCN)

Accreditation Process is Developed

To qualify, genetics clinical nurses need to first become registered nurses, by obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). It is then a requirement to work for five years in a clinical genetic setting. Genetics Nurses must then pass a rigorous examination and submit written case studies of their experiences to become certified.

2001 ISONG approved formation the Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission (GNCC)

2001 Credentialing of the first Genetics Advanced Practice Nurses APNG

2002 GCN credential is first offered by GNCC

Offers New Specialization and Responsibilities

Where can GCN's work?

specialty clinics where gene-based diagnoses and therapies are offered

prenatal and reproductive technology centers

cancer centers

primary health care settings

pediatrics clinics

industrial health

school health

research centers

biotech and insurance industrices

New Role for Nurses

ability to reach and help many more patients

Continues Genetic Education

Future Implications of Genetics Testing

new classification of disease

earlier disease detection

increased opportunities for disease prevention

development of better targeted, more effective and new treatments

What is a GCN?

What Do GCN's Do?

take detailed family histories

assess hereditary and nonhereditary risk factors related to genetic diseases,

construct pedigrees

provide genetic information to individuals and families

interpret genetic tests and laboratory data

manage and care for patients and families at risk for or affected by genetic diseases or diseases with a genetic component

Definition of a Genetics Clinical Nurse

a registered nurse with special education and training in genetics who cares for individuals, families, and communities at risk for or affected by genetic diseases, or diseases or conditions with a genetic component

How Will the Public Benefit from GCN's

Who could benefit from genetic nursing?

individuals and families with known hereditary conditions or diseases thought to have a hereditary component

anyone who is considering genetic testing

individuals and couples who are concerned with issues related to pregnancy

couples who have had multiple miscarriages

couples who are related, ie. first cousins

healthcare providers who seek genetics consultations for their patients

How will I benefit from genetic nursing?

potential future specialization

personal issues with pregnancy

future genetic counseling