The mission of GNCC is to enhance professional practice care for peoples' genetic health through genetic nursing credentials.
Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics (APNG)
Credentialing is obtained through successful completion of a professional Portfolio review process.
Proof of RN License in good standing.
300 hours of Genetic Practicum experiences as a clinical genetic nurse with greater than 50% genetic practice component.
Completion of Log of 50 cases within five years of the application.
4 Written Case Studies reflecting ISONG standards of clinical genetics nursing practice.
Graduation from an accredited graduate program in nursing.
50 hours of genetic content in the past 5 years through academic courses or continuing education.
Evidence of patient/family and/or client teaching absolutely required for credential award. Additional evidence of education of nurses and other professionals, consumers, and other community groups is valuable.
Performance Verification from employer/supervisor/professional colleague with whom the applicant has practiced in the past two years. Other achievements: Abstracts, abbreviated reports, listing of publications and related materials will be recognized as evidence.
Fees: ISONG members, $400; nonmembers, $550.
Valid for 5 years.
APNG Credentialed Nurses by State
Alabama: Judy Franklin Arkansas: Carmen Paniagua California: Dawn Earl, Patricia Gambol, Deborah MacDonald, Colleen McGuire, Laura Beamer, Kathleen Mott Colorado: Kelly Topf Connecticut: Victoria Odesina, Yvonne Ruddy-Stein, Kathleen Hickey Florida: Lori Farmer Georgia: Alice Kerber, Cindy Snyder Illinois: Tina Bauman, Sarah McCaffrey Iowa: Stanley Grant Louisiana: Rebecca Donohue, Mary Elizabeth Gutowski-Futch, Mary Kate Young Maryland: Kathleen Calzone, Joie Davis, Deborah Tamura Massachusetts: Constance Roche Minnesota: Elizabeth Pestka, Elizabeth Siqveland, Rebecca Olson Mississippi: Susanne Humphreys Missouri: Suzanne Mahon, Sheryl Zysk Nebraska: Carrie Snyder New Jersey: Lisa Beth Aiello, Bridget LeGrazie, Patricia Mazzola, Leah Sandhaus, Lisa Sonzogni New York: Kim Provenzano, Jane DeLuca North Carolina: Lori Farmer Ohio: Marguerite Goulet, Elizabeth Sparks Oregon: Nancy Ledbetter, Lisa Clark Pennsylvania: Susan Miller-Samuel, Carol Cherry, Jacqueline Hale Tennessee: Susan Caro, Stacy Hines-Dowell Texas: Shirley Myers, Joanna Spahis Virginia: Phyllis Everett Washington: Hillary Lipe West Virginia: Lisa Muto Wisconsin: Kathleen Graham
GNCC logo by Jason Greco (DNA picture courtesy of DOE Human Genome Program http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis)