3026-18: Behavior Genetics 101 for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in 45 Minutes

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3026-18:  Behavior Genetics 101 for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in 45 Minutes

This presentation outlines fundamental concepts of behavior genetics specifically selected for PMH nurses. The participant will better understand how genetic variations contribute to individual differences in behaviors and accurately use the genomic terms, such as heritability, allele, and polymorphism.

  Kosuke Niitsu, PhD, APN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  37 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Contrast Mandelian inheritance to non-Mandelian inheritance in reference to private practice.

Keywords:  Behavior Genetics, Genetic Testing, Medical Ethics

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 24, 2018
2:45pm - 3:30pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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