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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:
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.
Nurses’ Role in Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics (login link for PC & Mac users) This module is designed to enable the learner to help patients understand the purpose and limitations of pharmacogenetics testing and the implications of their test results. Nurses who complete the entire module and related evaluation will be awarded 4.3 nursing contact hours.
Promoting Informed Decision Making about Genetic Testing (login link for PC & Mac users) This module is designed to help the learner promote a person’s / family’s ability to make an informed decision about genetic testing. Nurses who complete the entire module and related evaluation will be awarded 5.8 nursing contact hours.
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:
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.
The presenters have declared no conflict of interest related to this program. There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this program.
The modules can be completed from a personal computer or Macintosh Apple.
To access a module:
Interpreting Family History Self-Paced Module
Ethical and Social Issues Related to Genetic Testing Self-Paced Module
Nurses’ Role in Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics
Promoting Informed Decision Making about Genetic Testing
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.
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:
Because some of our products have audio, you will need to download Windows Media Player 9 or higher.
The self-paced modules will run on a Macintosh with the following specifications:
If your Macintosh meets the above specifications and you are unable to proceed in the course, please complete the next two functions:
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