Brenda Hage, Ph.D., DNP, CRNP, has been selected as a participant for the inaugural, Translation and Integration of Genomics is Essential to Doctoral Nursing (TIGER) training program at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hage is the Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Misericordia University. The purpose of TIGER is to prepare doctorally prepared nurses in the translation and integration of genetic and genomic content into nursing academic curricula, scholarship and practice. The year-long, competitive training program is designed to prepare the current and future doctoral nursing workforce in genomics. Dr. Hage will use the training to enhance genomics content in the DNP curriculum at Misericordia University. TheTIGER training initiative is supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute.
Hage is a tenured professor of nursing with her primary teaching areas including advanced bioethics and public policy; informatics; leadership; and the scholarship of inquiry in the DNP programs. She is a family nurse practitioner with clinical expertise in gerontology, rehabilitation, and family practice. She serves as the associate medical director at a pro-bono community health clinic, The Hope Center, Luzerne, PA. Hage is board certified as a Family NP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (NP-C), and as an Adult Gerontological Primary Care NP (AGPCNP-BC) and Informatics Nurse (R.N., B.C.) by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation and Certified Case Manager (C.C.M.) by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.