Standards of Practice: Applying Genetics and Genomics Resources to Oncology

Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Apr 1;21(2):169-173. doi: 10.1188/17.CJON.169-173.


Knowledge about genetics and genomics and its application to oncology care is rapidly expanding and evolving. As a result, oncology nurses at all levels must develop and maintain their knowledge of genetics and genomics, as well as be aware of resources to guide practice. This article focuses on implementation of the standards described in the updated Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice by the basic practitioner. .

Keywords: genetics; genomics; hereditary cancer syndromes; scope and standards of practice.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Genomics / standards*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Oncology Nursing / education*
  • Oncology Nursing / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*