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 foreducational purposes with appropriate acknowledgement of the author and source. Unless otherwise indicated, all original documents in this site are copyrighted by ISONG.
December 3 - Deadline for Webinar Call for Presenters (details on Education tab)
December 3 and December 17 - 2014 Conference Planning Call at 12 (EST)
December 14 - ISONG Board and Committee Call at 10:30AM (EST)
ISONG, the International Society of Nurses in
Genetics, is a global nursing specialty organization
dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional
growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics
The ISONG vision is: caring for people’s genetic
and genomic health.
Provide a forum for education and support for nurses providing genetic healthcare
Promote the integration of the nursing process into the delivery of genetic healthcare services
Encourage the incorporation of the principles of human genetics into all levels of nursing education
Promote the development of standards of practice for nurses in human genetics
Advance nursing research in human genetics
Provide a forum for dialogue with others
See proposed changes for 2013 (PDF)
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
Congratulations on a successful conference in Bethesda!
Congratulations to the 2013 ISONG Founder Awards Recipients
Research Award - Rebekah Hamilton
Education Award - Marcia Van Riper
Service - Kathleen Sparbel
ISONG President's Award
Congratulations and gratitude extended to Deb Tamura and Erica Yu for the incredible commitment and efforts on the ISONG Silver Anniversary Conference.
ISONG Congratulations from Jean Jenkins
A Message from Jean Jenkins:
Dear members of ISONG, it was quite difficult for me not to be able to attend the wonderful 25th anniversary celebration of ISONG. As you may know, when the U.S. Federal government was shutdown in October, as a federal employee I was unable to attend this year’s meeting. I was so looking forward to being a part of the wonderful weekend of networking, sharing of knowledge, and brainstorming about ISONG’s role/your role for the future of genetics/genomics nursing. I had even requested that the Director of NHGRI, NIH Dr. Eric Green, assist me in introducing my final presentation, Celebrating our Silver Anniversary (25th): and Reaching for the Gold (50th)! He created a video if congratulations. I was unable to access that presentation until I returned to work, and am now able to provide you the direct link to hear what Dr. Green had to say. Only those with knowledge of this link will be able to view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PXj4a_2abs
To read the rest of the message from Jean Jenkins click here.
ISONG Research Grant Awards
ISONG would like to acknowledge the Schools of Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University for providing these grants and express appreciation for their ongoing research support.
The 2013 - 2014 ISONG Research Grant announced, visit Research Grant Program
ISONG Upcoming Events
- ISONG November 7-9, 2014: October- Scottsdale, Arizona.
ISONG Webinar Series
Visit Past Webinars
- The 2013 - 2014 ISONG Founder's and President's Awards announced, visit Awards
- The 2013 - 2014 ISONG Research Grant announced, visit Research Grant Program
- New Board Election Results, visit About Us for the complete Board listing
Sheila A. Alexander, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Sandra Founds, CNM, FNP
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Member at Large
Jeanine Santelli, PhD, ANP-BC,GNP-BC
Chair of Nursing
Rochester, New York
Sandra Daack Hirsch, PhD, RN
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
ISONG Genetic News
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)
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
Membership is for the calendar year and will entitle you to receive the ISONG newsletter, membership directory, program information and a discounted registration fee for the annual ISONG meeting. Members also receive the latest reference on genetics delivered monthly to their email address.
Full - $125.00 (USD)
Full 3-Year - $300.00 (USD)
Student - $75.00 (USD)
Retired - $75.00 (USD)
Retired 3-Year - $200.00 (USD)
Affiliate - $75.00 (USD)
Affiliate 3-Year - $200.00 (USD)