Nurse faculty knowledge of and confidence in teaching genetics/genomics: Implications for faculty development

Mary Katherine Donnelly, Paula V. Nersesian, Cynthia Foronda, Emily L. Jones, Anne E. Belcher

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The aims of this project were to (1) assess nurse faculty members' knowledge of and confidence in teaching genetics/genomics to nursing students and (2) identify the needs of faculty members to inform a faculty development initiative. Significant knowledge gaps were noted, and more than 50% of respondents indicated that they lacked confidence in teaching genetics/genomics. Strategies to address this problem included identifying champions of genetics/genomics education, use of an educational template, and threading genetics/genomics throughout the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Curriculum
  • Faculty development
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Nurse educators
  • Nurse faculty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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