Method for Introducing a New Competency: Genomics (MINC)
The purpose of this toolkit is to assist those interested in integrating genomics into practice. The creation of the toolkit was recommended by leaders, just like you, who wanted to apply new scientific discoveries in patient care.
The Method for Introducing a New Competency: Genomics (MINC) Toolkit assists those interested in integrating genomics into their practice. The toolkit compiles information learned and developed in a genomic implementation study aimed at increasing nursing capacity to integrate genomics into patient care. All of the MINC institutional efforts involved other members of the healthcare team, such as those in medicine and pharmacy, in their genomic competency and implementation efforts.
All contributors to the resource are from the nursing community. However, all healthcare providers, educators and administrators may benefit from these resources.
As genomic competencies have been delineated for all nurses, this presented an opportunity to provide support to nurse leaders to become aware of, plan for, and begin to incorporate genomics into practice.
Use the resources to help you design an education program or policy for your setting.
The MINC teams were made up of an administrator and an educator. They learned a lot from this initiative that they wanted to share with you.
Stories from the Trenches
Cole Edmonson, DNP, R.N., FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, explains how the program improved their nurses’ knowledge of genomics and patient care.
Pamela Edwards, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, associate chief nursing officer at Duke University Hospital discusses the importance of finding the right person to lead the program and describes key successes.
Last updated: February 4, 2022