Community Health Nurses' Role in Genetic Sequencing: A Prospect for Health Team Preparedness Against Covid-19


  • Sakshi Chaturvedi
  • Chakrapani Chaturvedi



Genetic sequencing; epidemics; community health Nurses


Genetic sequencing is a scientific process of reading genetic material using advanced technology. Through genetic
sequencing, we can better comprehend super-spreader events and outbreaks, and strengthen national public health
responses. A better understanding of the transmission of viruses, the severity of patient illness, and mortality
rates can be gained by combining this information with that from the IDSP and patient reports. Connecting the
dots between the data and the host’s genetics, immunology, clinical outcomes, and risk factors is also possible.
Many roadblocks must be overcome before raw sequence data can be put to direct clinical application. Since DNA
sequencing has so many potential applications in the field of nursing, it ought to be a required topic for students
in the profession. Group wellness Preparing patients for procedures, identifying those most at risk, doing sentinel
surveillance, and conducting in-depth studies are all areas in which nurses can be of assistance. The goals of this
paper are twofold: (1) to present the notion of genetic sequencing and (2) to highlight the role of Community
health nurses. To reduce the impact of pandemics and endemics and improve nursing care, Western countries
are seeing an uptick in the participation of nurse scientists in genetic sequencing; the case of newborn screening
provides a particularly apt example.

Author Biographies

  • Sakshi Chaturvedi

    Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Banasthali
    Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India.

  • Chakrapani Chaturvedi

    Genetic sequencing; epidemics; community health Nurses




How to Cite

Community Health Nurses’ Role in Genetic Sequencing: A Prospect for Health Team Preparedness Against Covid-19. (2023). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 14(2), 279-281.