Genetics Nursing Careers
Genetics Nurse: Genetics Clinical Nurses (GCNs) are registered nurses with special education and training in Genetics. They provide care and treatment to patients who have genetic disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Hemophilia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, Reproductive Disorders and many more.
The main duties of a Genetics Nurse include:
- Screening patients for genetic disorders.
- Identifying potential risks.
- Working with patients and treatment of diseases.
- Caring for patients of all ages.
Where they work: Genetics Nurses can work in many settings from Cancer centers, Prenatal centers, Pediatric centers, to Schools, Universities and Research facilities.
Qualifications: To qualify, genetics clinical nurses need to first become registered nurses, by obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). It is then a requirement to work for five years in a clinical genetic setting. Genetics Nurses must then pass a rigorous examination and submit written case studies of their experiences to become certified.
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Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: