November 22, 2013
GPU members Maggie Kirk and Emma Tonkin have been awarded the Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship—Clinical Scholarship prize for one of their papers at the 42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Indianapolis, 15th- 20th November 2013. Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation was written with co-authors Kathleen Calzone (National Cancer Institute, US) and Naoko Arimori (St Luke’s College of Nursing, Japan). In the paper, they reported a survey and used three case studies to develop a model for nursing professions in other countries to locate their progress in engaging with genetics and genomics in nursing education, practice and policy, identifying critical success factors in doing so.
‘Best of Publications’ include three awards for journal articles. The ‘Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship —Clinical Scholarship’ prize is given to the article receiving the highest score from a panel of judges who review all of the articles published in Journal of Nursing Scholarship over the two year period. The award was made at a special ceremony during the convention.
Prof Kirk said, “We were delighted to be given this award and pleased that our work is felt to be of value. It was great to work with our colleagues in the US and Japan as we have a shared commitment to improving the genetics/genomics knowledge and skills of all nurses, for the benefit of the individuals, patients and families we serve.”