Brenda Hage, Ph.D., DNP, CRNP, has been selected as an attendee for the inauguration, Translation and integration of genomics essential for Doctor of Nursing (TIGER) training program at Vanderbilt University. Dr Hage is the Director of Doctoral Programs in Nursing Practice at Misericordia University. The aim of TIGER is to prepare nurses with doctorates in the translation and integration of genetic and genomic content into academic programs, scholarships and nursing practice. The competitive one-year training program is designed to prepare the current and future doctoral nursing workforce in genomics. Dr. Hage will use the training to improve the genomics content of the DNP program at Misericordia University. The TIGER training initiative is supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Hage is a full professor of nursing with her main areas of teaching including advanced bioethics and public policy; computer science; direction; and the research grant in DNP programs. She is a family nurse practitioner and has clinical expertise in gerontology, rehabilitation and family practice. She is an associate medical director at a volunteer community health clinic, The Hope Center, in Luzerne, PA. Hage is board certified as a Family NP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (NP-C) and as an NP in Adult Primary Gerontological Care (AGPCNP-BC) and Nurse in IT (RN, BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation and Certified Case Manager (CCM) by the Commission for Case Manager Certification.