Welcome to the CSU Institute for Palliative Care

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care is preparing the current and future palliative care workforce while educating the community about the benefits of palliative care. The Institute offers instructor-led and self-paced online learning to individuals living throughout the country and anywhere in the world. Choose Your Path...

Healthcare Professional Palliative Care Training Courses
Palliative Care Resources for Patients and Loved Ones


Housed within one of the largest state university systems in the United States, the Institute leverages the strength of CSU’s workforce development infrastructure to deliver evidence-based online and in-person learning to current and future palliative care professionals working in health systems, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, case management and physician practices. The Institute helps organizations and professionals prepare to meet the growing needs of chronically or seriously ill people in all care settings.

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Campus Partners

Although people from across the United States and around the world take our online courses in palliative care, the Institute’s roots begin with California State University. In addition to our professional online courses available to anyone, anywhere, we offer local classes and events on palliative care and related topics for community members, students, patients, and loved ones through our participating Campus Partners.

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Calendar of Events

Here are important announcements about current events at the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.

July 4: Independence Day Happy 4th of July America!

July 15: Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate This ever-popular course has given hundreds of chaplains new skills in palliative care. The course frequently sells out so reserve your seat early!

August 19 - Oct 13: RN Certificate in Palliative Care – The curriculum provides essential knowledge for professionals who deliver hospice or palliative nursing care in any setting (hospice, inpatient/outpatient palliative care, oncology, long-term care).

October 6 – 7: Second Annual CSU Palliative Care Symposium for CSU faculty members.

October 7, 2014 – May 31, 2014: Post-MSW Palliative Care Certificate – This program is for master's prepared social workers who wish to increase their knowledge of palliative care and increase care provided to patients with serious or chronic illnesses.

October 19 – 23, 2015: “Living Well at the Beach” Cal State Long Beach’s Health and WellnessWeek.

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