Genetic Education Program

  • Independent, Self Paced Modules

    The Genetics Education Program for Nurses (GEPN) independent self-paced modules are designed to promote just-in-time learning. The learner does not need to use the modules in any particular sequence; rather, the learner is encouraged to use any number of modules in the sequence that best meets his or her continuing education needs.

    Each module is consistent with the following:

    • International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Statement on the Scope and Standards of Genetics Clinical Nursing Practice
    • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) core competencies for all health professionals
    • Essential Nursing Competencies and Curricula Guidelines for Genetics and Genomics.
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    + Available Modules

    Interpreting Family History Self-Paced Module (login link for PC & Mac users)
    This module is designed to enable the learner interpret family history information to identify and refer clients who can benefit from genetic services. Nurses who complete the entire module and related evaluation will be awarded 5.8 nursing contact hours.

    Ethical and Social Issues Related to Genetic Testing Self-Paced Module (login link for PC & Mac users)
    This module is designed to help the learner identify ethical and social issues related to genetic testing and recording of genetic information. Nurses who complete the entire module and related evaluation will be awarded 4.7 nursing contact hours.

    + Target Audience

    The GEPN independent self-paced modules were designed for nurses with limited knowledge in genetics. Our database reflects that the most common users of the module are:

    • Students in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs
      After completing a module’s content and evaluation, students can choose to print a certificate of completion that automatically inserts the student’s name, date of completion and post test score
    • Nurses seeking continuing education contact hours
      After completing a module’s content and evaluation, nurses can choose to print a certificate with the module’s specific number of contact hours
    • Faculty considering one or more modules as assignments for a course
      Free access is available to evaluate the modules for use in courses. Please email your name, a link to your faculty page, and the modules you are interested in reviewing to independent_study@cchmc.org to be considered for time limited access

    + Fees / Costs

    • Each module is $25.
    • Accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
    • Mass enrollment is possible
      Please contact independent_study@cchmc.org to submit purchase order information, and receive further instruction about the registration and access process.

    + Accreditation

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH-046 / 9-1-2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    + Disclosures

    The presenters have declared no conflict of interest related to this program. There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this program.

    + Module Access

    The modules can be completed from a personal computer or Macintosh Apple.

    To access a module:

    1. Click on the title of desired module. 

    Interpreting Family History Self-Paced Module

    Ethical and Social Issues Related to Genetic Testing Self-Paced Module

    1. You will be directed to our log in screen.  If you have not previously registered for one of our offerings, you will need to do so.  Simply click on the “Register first” link. 
    2. Complete and then submit the form for your username and password
    3. Complete and then submit the brief registration form
    4. Verify that the information entered is correct and complete and then submit the remainder of the registration form
    5. Click on “Continue to pay for course”
    6. Select the modules you want to purchase and then click on “Next”
    7. If the listed modules are correct, click on “Make secure payment”
    8. Complete secured form as indicated and submit.
    9. If all information on your credit card account is verified, you will be directed to the beginning of the module you selected.  If you selected more than one module, the username and password will give you access to each module. To access a different module, go to the portion of our website (http://gepn.cchmc.org) that lists the independent self paced modules and click on the title of the module you want to access.

    You do not have to complete the entire module in one sitting. This log-in system allows the program to keep track of where you exit the module. On re-entry, you will be returned to where you left off at the previous session.

    + Minimum Computing Requirements

    To participate in the Genetics Education Program for Nurses’ Independent Self-Paced Modules offered through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, participants’ computers must meet specific requirements:

    Personal Computers

    • 64 MB of RAM
    • At least a modem: 56 kbps (Network card and broadband would be preferred)
    • 65,000 color video display card
    • At least Windows 95, 98, WinNT, ME, 2000 and XP
    • Browser support: At least Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6; Netscape Navigator 6 series or 7 series. NOTE: The modules will not run from Mozilla.
    • Wireless Connection and Browser support: The modules will not run using a wireless connection with the following browsers: Netscape or Mozilla.  If you are using a wireless connection, it is recommended that you use Internet Explorer 5.5, 6 or newer. 
    • Your PC must be equipped with Java Virtual Machine (JVM), as submitting a survey or test is performed by java applet. In addition, cookies must be enabled in order to use all the features in the modules (If your computer is not equipped with a version of Java, you will not be able to advance through the modules.) Download Sun Java.
    • Email access
    • Please verify that you have the following programs:
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Flash Player
    • Sun Java (only if your computer is not equipped with Java)

    Because some of our products have audio, you will need to download Windows Media Player 9 or higher.

    Macintosh Apple

    The self-paced modules will run on a Macintosh with the following specifications:

    • Mac OSX 10.3 or higher
    • Latest version of the Safari browser 1.2.4
    • Java 1.4.2_05 or higher. Download Sun Java.

    If your Macintosh meets the above specifications and you are unable to proceed in the course, please complete the next two functions:

    • Check for software updates
    • In Safari, click on "reset Safari" and delete your cookies and cache internet files
    • Because some of our products have audio, you will need to download Windows Media Player.