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Genomic Competencies public comment

Draft Updated Genomic Nursing Competencies
The Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies and Curricula Guidelines were initially established by consensus panel in 2005. This was followed by the establishment of outcome indicators that were published in 2008 in the second edition. The overall purpose of these Competencies are to guide nurse educators in the design and implementation of learning experiences that help students/learners/practicing nurses achieve genomic competency. These competencies are not intended to replace or recreate existing standards of practice but are intended to incorporate the genomic perspective into all nursing education and practice. The genomic competencies are applicable to the practice of ALL registered nurses regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role, or specialty.

The current draft Genomic Nursing Competencies are an independent update based on a review of the evidence by Genomic Nursing Competency Update Work Group and two rounds of Delphi reviews from an expert panel in nursing education, administration, practice, and policy.

ANA is soliciting public comment on the draft Genomic Nursing Competencies to assure that the final competencies are current, accurate, and reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. Each comment will be considered for incorporation into the final Genomic Nursing Competencies by the Genomic Nursing Competency Update Work Group.

Applicability
The genomic competencies are applicable to the practice of all registered nurses regardless of academic preparation, practice setting, role, or specialty.

Definitions
For the purpose of this document, genomic information is used as the context for defining required competencies.
• Genomics – Study of all the genes in the human genome.
• Clients – Recipients of health care may include persons, families, communities, and/or populations from any race, ethnicity/ancestry, culture, or religious background. The term clients is used throughout the document to reflect the focus of nursing care.
1. Definition (lines 4-22)
Are all of the definitions in this section current, relevant, accurate, clear, and complete?
Consider if the definitions in this section reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. *This question is required.
2. Nursing assessment (lines 21-31)
Are all of the competencies in this section current, relevant, accurate, clear, and complete?
Consider if the competencies in this section reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. *This question is required.
3. Identification (lines 35-43)
Are all of the competencies in this section current, relevant, accurate, clear, and complete?
Consider if the competencies in this section reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. *This question is required.
4. Referral Activities (lines 45-46)
Are all of the competencies in this section current, relevant, accurate, clear, and complete?
Consider if the competencies in this section reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. *This question is required.
5. Provision of Education, Care, and Support (lines 48-68)
Are all of the competencies in this section current, relevant, accurate, clear, and complete?
Consider if the competencies in this section reflect the role of the ANY registered nurse regardless of level of academic preparation, practice setting, role or specialty. *This question is required.