Dr. Jean F. Jenkins received her B.S.N. from the University of Maryland, a M.S.N. at the Catholic University of America, and her Ph.D. from the George Mason University, Va., in 1999, completing Innovation of Diffusion Research on Genetics Education for Nurses. It was during a clinical internship as part of her doctoral studies that she recognized the importance of advances in genetics research for all health care providers.
Dr. Jenkins has been motivated and committed to the preparation of others to become aware of, plan for and integrate genetic concepts into clinical practice. In 2005, she received the Michael J. Scotti Jr. Award for National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) efforts as the Content and Instruction co-chair. She coordinated the development and consensus of the NCHPEG competencies and the Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics.
Dr. Jenkins has co-authored four nursing texts, including Nursing Care in the Genomic Era: A Case Based Approach, (Jenkins, J. & Lea, D. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005) and Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice (Calzone, K., Masny, A., & Jenkins, J. PA: Oncology Nursing Press, 2010).
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