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genetics, genomic knowledge, genomics, nursing curriculum, nursing students



  1. Munroe, Theresa BSN, RN
  2. Loerzel, Victoria PhD, RN, OCN


Nurses are expected to apply genomic concepts in clinical practice. This study evaluated undergraduate nursing students' genomic knowledge and attitudes about using this knowledge in practice. Using a pretest-posttest design, findings indicated that students' knowledge was poor, but improved over a semester with genomics content. Most students did not feel ready to use this knowledge in the clinical setting. These findings suggest the need for more genomic education in nursing curriculum.