Integrating Genetics and Genomics into Practice

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.

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Keywords: genetics, genomics, genetic testing

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Review the importance of genetics in precision medicine and continued genetics education as precision medicine evolves.
• Review basic genetic concepts: chromosomes,genes and mutations.
• Describe common genetic testing options; karyotype, microarray, single gene testing, panel testing and whole exome/genome sequencing.
• Explain testing results and three possible outcomes; pathogenic variant, variant of unknown significance and negative/benign findings.
• Identify when a genetics referral is needed.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Course expires: 
  • Stephanie Offord, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AGN-BC Nurse Practitioner and Manager, Division of Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Gina Lewis, MSN, APNP, CPNP-PC: Nurse Practitioner, Division of Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Stephanie Offord and Gina Lewis have no disclosures to report.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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