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Genomic Nursing

Thank you for your interest in the Genomic Nursing Cyberhub, a web-based repository to provide educational and research support for genomic nursing education. The cyberhub is supported by a research grant from the National League for Nursing.

On this site, faculty can arrange for their students to take the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory (GNCI ©2011) online as a classroom assignment. Results will be returned quickly,  allowing faculty to know which genetic-genomic concepts their students understand and, when understanding is limited, which wrong ideas their students endorse.  Knowing ‘what students know’ can inform targeted education to fill knowledge gaps and reconcile misconceptions. Students have the option to allow their deidentified responses to be retained by the research team. Those data will be used for ongoing research to further validate the GNCI, track genomic nursing education nationwide, and measure genomic literacy among nursing students.

The GNCI is a 31-item inventory designed to measure understanding of genetic-genomic concepts most important to nursing practice. The GNCI content domain is drawn from the Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Nursing, a set of broadly-endorsed competencies developed by nursing professionals in the United States. The GNCI was developed in 2011; since then it has been deployed to more than 3,000 nursing students, 500 nursing faculty, and a smaller number of practicing nurses. Data analysis using basic and advanced psychometric methods supports instrument validity and reliability and informs a planned inventory revision during 2017. We will use the cyberub to support broad-scale testing to gather validation evidence for the revised GNCI (version 1.0).

This site will also serve as a repository for resources to support genomic nursing education.

Faculty Contact Form

If you are a faculty member interested in assigning the GNCI to your students as a classroom assignment, please complete the Faculty Contact Form below.

Submitting the form will trigger an automated email response with a link to a 9-question Faculty/Program Survey to collect information about your program and testing preferences.

Upon receipt of your Survey, we will send you an email with testing instructions and a unique link for your students to take the GNCI.