Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS)


Teaching Tools Used To Incorporate AACN Essentials Into Healthcare Genetics Course For Undergraduate


Dr. Julia Eggert

Document Type



Healthcare Genetics

Publication Date

Spring 2013


Purpose: Utilize innovative teaching tools to engage students in learning the genetics genomics content emphasized by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008). Including expected outcomes as described in Essentials I, V, VII, IX of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing. Organizing Framework: In additional to traditional classroom techniques, innovative strategies include interactive video patient case scenarios (related to ethics, genetic conditions), web-based genetic educational sites, and three generational pedigree projects. Determine tools appropriate for genetic/genomic content in each Essential to integrate AACN essentials into NURS 333 Healthcare Genetics course. Students were engaged in learning genetics/genomic content for application in clinical settings. Course evaluations were positive about the learning strategies used. Conclusions: Students were able to utilize genetic/genomic information in classroom learning activities Clinical Relevance: Selective teaching/learning tools that were used to integrate genomics/genetics knowledge and clinical nursing scenarios is helpful to enhance learning outcomes among Sophomore II nursing students. These tools can prepare the nursing students to face the challenge of understanding the continuously growing information from the genomic era upon entering the workforce. Key Words: Education, Classroom techniques, Web-based strategies, Evaluations

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