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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Gastroenterology Nurse Also known as endoscopy nursing , it involves educating patients on GI diseases and care , assisting in endoscopies , colonoscopies and other GI and esophageal track procedures .
• Gastroenterology Specialty Nurse
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• 2 years as full-time RN or part-time equivalent of 4,000 , within past 5 years in gastroenterology
CGRN
• Hospitals , outpatient clinics / offices
• Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates ( www . sgna . org )
Genetics Nurse Perform analyses , risk assessments , and management for patients with genetic diseases — including Alzheimer ’ s , Parkinson ’ s , cancer , heart disease and others — or others wishing to evaluate genetic factors in reproduction and overall health .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• Genetics Clinical Nurse certification
• 5 years as a clinical genetics nurse and 50 cases logged within five years ; 4 written case studies in accordance with ISONG standards ; 45 contact hours of genetics content within 3 years
GCN
• Hospitals , fertility clinics , specialty genetics clinics , research centers , biotech and genetic industries
• International Society of Nurses in Genetics ( www . isong . org )
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