The new genetics/genomics education framework for nurses In April 2010 we published a revised set of eight competency statements setting out the knowledge, skills and attitudes in genetics/genomics required by all nurses in the UK at the point of registration. It was developed through consensus and builds upon the original framework fi rst set out in 2003 (Kirk et al. 1). This updated version (see page 3) is to ensure that the patient and their family/carers remain at the centre of the care journey both now and in the future. Why the review? Nurse education and training must refl ect the changing face of healthcare. Recognising the pace of genetics/ genomics research, the original team in 2003 recommended that a review of the framework take place within 5-10 years. In the intervening period, our knowledge and understanding of genetics and genomics has grown signifi cantly and its translation into patient benefi t continues. The Nursing and Midwifery Council has also reviewed its pre-registration education standards, published in 2010 and as such, it was felt timely to undertake this review of the genetic competences. As a result, explicit guidance in relation to genetics/genomics will be available to: • educators as they incorporate the new NMC standards into curricula from 2010 • mentors as they develop the clinical competence of students whilst on placement • nurses and managers as they integrate genetics/genomics into the care provided. A separate review is being undertaken for the midwifery profession.
|Publisher||NHS National Genetics Education and Development Ce|
|Commissioning body||NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2011|
- competence based framework
- learning outcomes