Welcome to ISONG
Explore our resources and knowledge of human genetics into your nursing practice, education and research activities. We offer accurate and current content on human genetics and genomics in addition to forums for professional networking and discussions.
We encourage unlimited reproduction for educational purposes with appropriate acknowledgement of the author and source. Unless otherwise indicated, all original documents in this site are copyrighted by ISONG.
Upcoming ISONG Events
March 27th - Webinar, Using Stories to Teach Genetics to Nurses and other Health Professionals: A Practical Guide at 10:00am (EDT)
April 1st - Webinar, MINC Project: Expanding RN Scope of Practice: A Method for Introducing a New Competency into Nursing Practice at 1:00pm (EDT)
November 7-9 - 2014 ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Other Educational Resources - Link
The International Society of Nurses in Genetics, ISONG, is a global nursing specialty organization dedicated to genomic health care, education, research, and scholarship.
The vision of ISONG is: Caring for people's genetic and genomic health throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of health and disease.
The mission of ISONG is to serve both the nursing profession and the public. ISONG fosters and advocates for the scientific and professional development of its members and the nursing community, in the discovery, interpretation, application, and management of genomic information, for the promotion of the public's health and wellbeing. ISONG advocates for public understanding of genomic health and use of genomic information.
The goals of ISONG are to:
Provide a forum for education and support for nurses providing genetic- and genomics-based healthcare.
Promote the integration of genetics and genomic into the delivery of nursing care, and the engagement of the nursing profession in the delivery of genomics-based healthcare services.
Lead in the integration of established nursing competencies in genetics and genomics into all levels of nursing education, practice, and research.
Provide leadership in the development of standards of practice for nurses in human genetics and genomics.
Contribute to the development of public policy in the areas of genetics and genomics healthcare.
Lead in the generation and dissemination of the evidence base for genetics and genomics in nursing.
Provide a forum for professional, transdisciplinary, and public dialogue, communication, and networking.
Promote interprofessional collaboration in the care of people, families, and communities at risk for genetic conditions.
Serve as a source of expertise on genetic and genomic nursing for nurses, other healthcare professionals, lay support groups and the public.
Meet Our Members
In a unique opportunity to represent nursing and genomics, our ISONG member, Kathleen T. Hickey, spoke on February 3, 2014 at the IOM (Institute of Medicine) Roundtable in Washington, DC.
The meeting was entitled, "Assessing Genomic Sequencing Information for Health Care Decision Making: A Workshop," as part of the IOM Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health. Dr. Hickey was the only nurse presenter and spoke on patient care and health decisions from a nursing perceptive.
Dr. Hickey's presentation included a clinical perceptive as a cardiac genetic nurse practitioner and tied in with research from her prior funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars program.
Kathleen T. Hickey, EdD, FNP, ANP, FAHA, FAAN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Alumna and Past-President of ISONG.
For the complete program objectives and agenda click here
ISONG Upcoming Events
Call for Abstracts is open February 24 - April 3.
Click here for the Instructions
Click here to make a submission.
ISONG Announcements and Genetic News
ANCC is seeking ISONG members who are interested in becoming a Panelist, Serve on a Committee, or as an Appraiser. Click here for details.
Genetic Credentialing Announcement
The Genetic Nurses Credentialing Commission (GNCC) and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) are thrilled to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will be assuming the role of credentialing genetic nurses. The GNCC process will end effective December 2013 with the ANCC process becoming effective in late 2014. All currently credentialed nurses will remain fully credentialed through the expiration date on their credential. ISONG members will be integral in maintaining the standards of genetic nurse credentialing by working directly with ANCC through the current transition and ongoing review of the genetic nurse credentialing processes. Thank you to all of the volunteers and members of GNCC and ISONG who created and maintained our unique portfolio process which has since become the model for other specialty credentials.
Jeanine Seguin Santelli, PhD, ANP-C/GNP-C
Professor and Chair of Nursing
Why Nurses Are Getting Genomics Training
By Christie Rizk @New York Genome Center
April 3, 2013
An interview with our ISONG president and a former
ISONG president and researcher at NIH.
Genetic Alliance Launches New Web Resource
for the Public GenesInLife.org
GenesInLife.org Offers In-Depth Information on Genetics Services
and Access to Experts Read more...
NEWS RELEASE: New Educational Resource Prepares Clinician For Genomic Medicine -- View Press Release (PDF)
(May 22, 2013)
ISONG offers members opportunities for education, leadership, exchange and socialization. Members receive the latest reference on genetics delivered via e communications, the ISONG newsletter, membership directory, program information and a discounted registration fee for the annual ISONG meeting and educational webinars. Also, ISONG members are eligible to apply for the annual research grant awards.
Who are the members of ISONG?
Any registered nurse who has an interest in genetics is welcome to become a member of ISONG. Our membership is diverse and reflects the broad needs of those who have genetic problems. Current members are:
- Case managers
- Coordinators of public and private programs
- Educators in the field of nursing and/or genetics
- Genetic counselors
Full - $150.00 (USD)
Full 3-Year - $350.00 (USD)
Student - $100.00 (USD)
Retired - $100.00 (USD)
Retired 3-Year - $250.00 (USD)
Affiliate - $100.00 (USD)
Affiliate 3-Year - $250.00 (USD)