Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name





Eileen Gigliotti

Committee Members

Donna Nickitas

Lorraine Byrnes

Stacey Plichta

Kathleen Calzone

Subject Categories



genetics, genomics, genetics/genomics, nursing genetics, GGNPS


Genetics and genomics have the potential to change how health care providers screen for, diagnose, and treat diseases; as well as how they intervene to reduce disease risk. Because genetics/genomics play a role in disease prevention and health promotion, screening, diagnosis, treatment selection, and patient-education, all nurses must adopt genetics and genomics into clinical practice to provide competent care.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the face, content, and construct validity of the Genetics and Genomics Nursing Practice Survey (GGNPS). The GGNPS is an instrument designed to measure Registered Nurses’ (RNs) competency/knowledge, confidence, attitudes/receptivity and decision/adoption of genetics and genomics into nursing practice, as well as the effect of social systems. Validity testing of the GGNPS can increase its utility as part of a strategic pathway to achieve genetic/genomic competency among RNs.

In this study, the thresholds for content and face validity were met, but construct validity was not established. Construct validity was evaluated via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM). An ancillary analysis, which included exploratory v factor analysis (EFA), was used to further inform this study and guide construct validity evaluation in future studies.

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Nursing Commons