Screening for cystic fibrosis: What every NP should knowNicholson, Krysta N. MS, CPNPThe Nurse Practitioner: September 10, 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 9 - p 24–32 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000433073.84279.48 Feature: CE Connection: AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE GENETIC DISORDERS Abstract Author Information In a chronic childhood disease such as cystic fibrosis, it is important for nurse practitioners to be knowledgeable about the disease process, methods of mutation identification, and diagnostic criteria. Multiple studies have shown improved prognosis for patients diagnosed early. Krysta N. Nicholson, Columbia University School of Nursing New York, N.Y. The author would like to thank Dr. Rita Marie John and Linda Peters. The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.