Genetic Education Program

  • GEPN Instructional Resources

    The Genetics Education Program for Nurses (GEPN) has developed several resources that can be used for self education or can be used by faculty who are looking for ways to integrate genetic / genomic content into their curricula. Descriptions of the various instructional resources follow.

    Nursing School Genetics Curriculum Modules - The purpose of the Nursing School Genetics Curriculum Modules is to enable nursing faculty to integrate genetics content into their curricula.  The modules are distributed on CD-ROM. Files are saved as portable document files (.pdf)

    Free Multimedia Instructional Resources

    Chromosome, DNA, Gene Presentation - The objective of this audio slide presentation is to help nurses distinguish between the terms chromosome, DNA and gene.

    Genetics is Relevant Now: Nurses’ Views and Patient Stories - The purpose of this resource is to inform nurses about the relevance of genetics and genomics in patient care and nursing practice. There are TWO versions of this module; one sequentially presented version to be used for personal education, and a version that allows for selection of specific sections for classroom presentations.

    Introduction to Genetic Counseling - The objective of this audio slide presentation is to increase awareness about the role of genetic counselors and how they interact with other health care professionals.

    Mendelian Inheritance - Meiosis Connection -- The purpose of this interactive, audio FLASH presentation is to demonstrate the basic relationship between Meiosis and Mendelian Inheritance.

    Multiple Roles of Genetics Nurses -- The objective of this audio slide presentation is to increase awareness about the practice, education, research and administration roles of genetics nurses.

    Perspectives on Genetic Conditions - Sharing the Journey Video Clips - A compilation of video clips from 3 of the 5 Consumer Panels hosted during the Genetics Summer Institutes at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are presented. The panels, from which the video clips were extracted, were taped in 1998, 2001 and 2003. Use of these clips requires a registration and log on process.


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