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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Critical Palliative Care Skills for Social Workers

"You Are The Solution"

Gary Gardia, MSW shares some resources from the CSU Institute for Palliative Care Post-MSW Certificate in Palliative Care that are applicable to all social workers caring for seriously ill individuals and their family caregivers. Sign up by clicking HERE or the image of the eBook.


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.

April 20-22: Caring for the Human Spirit. We're a sponsor at this event and our Executive Director, Helen McNeal will be presenting. This conference is put on by our partner, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network that bring you the highly popular online chaplaincy programs.

April 30- May 2: NHPCO - The 30th Management and Leadership Conference. We'll be an exhibitor at the event.

May 2 – 3: CHPN Exam Certificate Prep. The Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse CHPN Exam Preparation course offered is presented by experts in palliative care and hospice in conjunction with the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association San Diego Chapter. This CHPN test preparation course is presented live in San Diego.

May 6 – Dec 22: Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care With Optional Fellowship. This comprehensive certificate program is designed specifically for the busy advanced practice nurse. A very limited number of seats are still available for this unique program.

May 13 – June 9: Culturally Competent Palliative Care of Latinos. This online, faculty-led course engages healthcare professionals with an understanding of how cultural traditions can infuse every interaction with Latino patients. Past participants describe this course as “eye opening.”

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