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Palliative Care APRN Externship

Posted 11 months ago by Amy Jacobs

Please see below for an exciting announcement from HPNA!

Dear HPNA Chapters -

Do you know any APRNs who would like to enter palliative nursing?

The Palliative Care APRN Externship is an opportunity to help attain primary palliative nursing skills. 

The goal of this program is to provide extensive primary palliative education to APRNs to enrich their competency to care for patients with serious illness. The course combines didactic including pain and symptom management, communication skill building, quality, program development, with clinical. Each cohort includes 6 participants allowing individual participant attention from the site faculty. The program is targeted for novice APRNs, or APRNs seeking a course to update their palliative care skills. The application process is based on rolling admission and program availability.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Palliative Care Service (Baltimore, MD)

 January 22 - 26, 2018 - Full

Medical University of South Carolina

February 12 - 16, 2018

March 5 - 9, 2018

Duke Hospital and Health System Palliative Care (Durham, NC) 

February 26 - March 2, 2018

June 4-8, 2018

MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care (New York, NY)

March 19 - 23, 2018  

April 30 – May 4, 2018

University of Minnesota Palliative Care Service (Minneapolis, MN) 

May 21 – 25, 2018

July 9 - 13, 2018

Cost of Total of Program:  $2500 * Participant responsible for Travel, Room/Board and meals outside of course.

Eligibility:  APRNs in any setting or role (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife)

Includes: Materials/Resources, Breakfast and Lunches During the Course, CEs which have been applied for, Post-Course Mentoring and Support

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation under provider number P0284. This activity has been approved for 50 accredited contact hours and 18 Pharmacotherapeutic Category 1 designated credit hours specific to national ANCC re-certification of the APN/CNS which includes drug specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations and/or similar content.

Disclosures: It is the practice of HPNA to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all program offerings. In compliance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, we require that faculty disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests over the past 12 months. The planners of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial, professional, or personal relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity. This activity is for educational purposes only.

This program has been created with the financial support of the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program, and with administrative support from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

For more information and to obtain an application, contact:

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN 

Palliative Care APRN Externship Director