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Nursing Genomics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Nursing Genomics Project Group of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) has created a Nursing Genomics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource designed for three target audiences in the nursing profession: 1) Entry-Level Nurses, 2) Advanced-Practice Nurse Practitioners, and 3) Advanced-Practice Nurse Educators. This FAQ was designed to answer questions regarding how nurses integrate genomics into their education and practice.

Expert Commentaries

Experts participating in the ISCC-PEG Nursing Genomics Project Group created a video containing all the detailed commentaries to expand upon questions raised in the “Nursing Genomics FAQs”.



To view the individual expert commentaries, visit any of the FAQ pages above or go to the YouTube playlist



Trina Walker, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (Chair) 
Assistant Professor, Creighton University School of Nursing 
Omaha, NE

Anne Ersig, Ph.D., R.N. (Co-chair) 
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing 
Madison, WI

Erin Dickman, M.S., R.N., OCN 
Oncology Clinical Specialist, Oncology Nursing Society 
Pittsburgh, PA

Wanda Hilliard, DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC 
Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Science Center 
Lubbock, TX

Deborah Himes, Ph.D., APRN-BC  
Associate Professor, Brigham Young University School of Nursing 
Provo, UT

Rebecca Kronk, Ph.D., MSN, CRNP, FAAN, CNE, ANEF 
Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Duquesne University School of Nursing 
Pittsburgh, PA

Kara Mangold, DNP, R.N., NPD-BC, CCTN, CNE, EBP-C 
Senior Education Specialist, Center for Individualized Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 
Phoenix, AZ

Holly Mathis, DNP, ANP-BC  
Adjunct Faculty, Simulation, Maryville University 
St. Louis, MO

Vinaya Murthy, MPH, MS, LCGC 
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics 
Indiana University School of Medicine  
Indianapolis, IN

Linda Ward, Ph.D., R.N., CNE  
Associate Professor, Clemson University School of Nursing 
Clemson, SC  

Karen Whitt, Ph.D., AGN-BC, FNP-C, FAANP 
Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Nursing 
Washington, DC


Brenda Cowen, DNP, APNP, CNS, CPNP-PC
Neurology Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) Liaison
Scottsdale, AZ

Sarah Dewell, Ph.D., M.Sc., RN
Assistant Professor, University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia

Letitia Graves, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Rich Haspel, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Rachel Joseph, Ph.D., M.A., CCRN-K
Professor, Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Donna Messersmith, Ph.D. 
ISCC-PEG Co-Chair 
National Human Genome Research Institute 
National Institutes of Health

Nguyen Park, M.S., PA-C, DFAAPA
Society of PAs in Genetics/Genomics
National Institutes of Health-American College of Medical Genetics Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellow
Washington, DC

Cindy Snyder, DNP, ACGN, FNP-C, CBCN
Advanced Clinical Genomics Nurse Practitioner
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE)
Atlanta, GA

Valerie Willis, Ph.D., R.N., PPCNP-BC, PCNS-BS
Visiting Assistant Professor, Clinical Division, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, Special Volunteer-National Human Genome Research Institute
Indianapolis, IN

The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) provides a venue for individuals to collaborate and develop educational resources. The opinions expressed in this resource do not reflect the view of all ISCC-PEG members, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services or the United States government.

Last updated: April 20, 2023