Background

Background

Purpose

A Genomic Nursing State of Science Advisory Panel (AP) assembled in 2012 provided recommendations for furthering genomic nursing science assessing health outcomes. The AP provided targeted research topics designed to build the evidence of the value of genomic information1.

Achieving the Genomic Nursing Science Blueprint research recommendations more quickly, efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively is a priority. To achieve that, the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute, National Cancer Institute, and National Institute of Nursing Research convened a second AP to identify strategies to promote the genomic nursing science recommended in the Blueprint which resulted in the creation of this website.

Working groups were assembled to target the creation of a network and resources to facilitate the inclusion of omics in nursing science. These work groups focused on three primary initiatives: enhancing research collaborations; identification of common data elements; and education, training, and competency of nurse scientists.

1Calzone, K., Jenkins, J., et al. (2013). A Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45:1, 96–104. PMID# 23368636