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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 a standardized test of genomic literacy for nurses* 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 test associated with the cyberhub is the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory (GNCI ©2011), a research-based instrument designed to measure understanding of foundational genetic-genomic concepts important to nursing practice. Data from rigorous psychometric analysis supports the use of GNCI data to assess genomic literacy among nursing students and their faculty. Click on About the GNCI for more information.

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

On behalf of PI Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, please contact Linda Ward at if you have any questions.

Faculty Contact Form

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

We will verify your faculty status and send you a link to a 9 question Survey to collect information about your nursing 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.