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Name: Genetics Nurse
Description: The genetic nurse cares for people's genetic health - those with genetic problems - including screening, early detection, risk identification, treatment, and testing.
Practice setting: Inpatient and outpatient facilities
Client age group: From infancy to elderly
Diagnoses: Huntington disease, hereditary breast cancer, and spinocerebellar atrophy, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular diseases
Practice roles: Case managers, administrators, program coordinators, educators, genetic counselors, researchers
Characteristics: Long-term patient and family relationships and ongoing care
Challenges: Informed decision-making and consent process, privacy and confidentiality, truth-telling and disclosure, nondiscrimination, dealing with negative outcomes
Desirable skills: Advocacy, teaching, counseling, case management, research, knowledge of genetics
Education: RN with BSN, MSN (preferred), doctorate
Employers: University medical centers, research facilities
Certification:
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
7 Haskins Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-5706
Organizations:
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
7 Haskins Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-5706