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.

NHPCO & Institute Collaborative Course Announced for October

Learn how to set up your own community based palliative care program in this preconference course. To build a community based palliative care program you need to assess needs, select the best model, identify revenue streams, create a business plan, identify metrics, develop a marketing strategy, train staff, and so much more. Now there’s help!

In this video the Institute’s Executive Director, Helen McNeal explains what you’ll learn at the preconference seminar at NHPCO’s Clinical Team Conference October 14th. Learn more about this course here.

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.

Click HERE For a List of Our Campus Partners

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Calendar of Events

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

September 30, 2015: Advanced Spirituality Practice in Palliative Care Certificate – This seven-week faculty-led course is for experienced chaplains, chaplaincy department directors, and other spiritual care practitioners who work directly on and contribute to palliative care teams.

September 30, 2015: 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, 2015: Second Annual CSU Palliative Care Symposium – CSU faculty members will join us to share and learn how to continue our CSU system-wide commitment to educating future and current professionals and our communities in palliative care, aging, end-of-life care and interprofessional education..

October 7, 2015 – May 31, 2016: 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.

Click HERE to Learn More About Upcoming Events