Nurses have a critical role to play in bringing the benefits of genomics to everyday healthcare. At over 20 million worldwide, nurses and midwives account for nearly 50% of the global healthcare workforce. Global concerted effort is needed to transform nursing policy, practice, education and research to be mindful of genomics technologies and their implications for individuals and societies.
The Global Genomics Nursing Alliance (G2NA) was established in 2017 to initiate that effort, to promote nursing in genomics healthcare and accelerate the integration of genomics across everyday nursing practice. G2NA believes that by working together, we can mobilise information, resources and strategies to realise the benefits of genomics for the patients and families that we serve.
The G2NA vision is to serve as the unified international voice for advancing and integrating genomics into nursing practice.
The G2NA mission is in supporting nurses to realise their full potential through integrating genomics across nursing practice to improve healthcare for all.
A 3-day Retreat of global leaders in nursing, genomics, healthcare services and policy was convened to consider the scale of the challenges and to identify practical approaches to address these. The main outcome of that Retreat was the establishment of G2NA.