A Practical Approach to Teaching Genomics for the Primary Care APN

Gary Laustsen, FNP-BC, RN, PhD


April 18, 2011

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Developing Genomics Competency in APNs

Genomics is a new and emerging science that has direct implications for primary care APNs. To develop competent providers, educators should incorporate genomic material into the APN program's curriculum. This content may be offered through a designated genomics course or by threading genomic information and applications into relevant courses such as advanced assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. An essential aspect of developing genomics competency in APNs is to provide practical applications, and this article offers a variety of suggested activities.


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