RN Certificate in Palliative Care

RN Certificate in Palliative Care

Overview

RN Certificate in Palliative Care Brochure

Palliative care is expanding across the country as health systems and organizations recognize the ways that evidence-based palliative care improves patient outcomes and the organization’s bottom line. Nurses trained in palliative care are able to advocate for optimal care that matches patients’ goals and alleviates suffering.

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This 8-week online course prepares you to join palliative care teams or bring the best of palliative care to the patients you serve. The curriculum provides essential knowledge for nurses who deliver, or want to learn more about delivering, palliative nursing regardless of the setting (hospitals, primary care, specialty clinics or practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, or VA facilities).

You will benefit from:

  • An increased understanding of disease processes commonly seen in palliative care
  • Intensive education regarding pain and symptom management
  • A fully online, interactive and easily accessible online learning course
  • 64 Continuing Education Hours
  • An increased understanding of psychosocial issues, including grief and bereavement
  • Interactions with expert nursing faculty as well as fellow students from across the country
  • 24/7 access to course content

Course topics include:

  • Clinical manifestations, disease trajectories and prognostic indicators of advanced disease states
  • Evidence-based pain assessment and care planning that takes into account the sensory, cognitive, affective, behavioral, social, cultural and spiritual components of pain
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities available to manage symptoms
  • Ethical issues that may arise in palliative care and the application of ethical issues to support patient and provider decision making

For Registered Nurses who want an in-depth review to prepare to take the Certification Board for Hospice and Palliative Nursing exam, this course also is a great way to review and refresh your knowledge.

Learn more about this RN program from Carma Erickson-Hurt, a member of the faculty.

 

Course Information

DATE: Aug 19 – Oct 13
LOCATION: Online
COST: $899 + $30 technology fee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 64 Hours

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Fast Facts

Begins:Aug 19
Lasts: 8 weeks
Is taught:Completely online, available 24/7
Offers:64 continuing education hours
Costs:$899 + $30 technology fee
Requires:Students have computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work
Is taught by:Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (CHPN) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (ACHPN) nurses
Is ideal for:New and experienced RNs working or hoping to work in palliative care or utilize palliative care best practices
Is open to: All RNs
Provides:A great refresher for the Certification Board for Hospice and Palliative Nursing exam

Course Information

DATE: Aug 19 – Oct 13
LOCATION: Online
COST: $899 + $30 technology fee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 64 Hours

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Program Description

RN Certificate in Palliative Care

Palliative Care Testimonials

 

I have been waiting for someone to create a basic palliative care class like this one, and I was so excited to take it! Thank you!

– Recent Student

 

This 8-week online course is comprised of eight individual modules developed by experts in palliative care. Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (CHPN) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (ACHPN) will teach the program.

Module One: Introduction, History and Philosophy of Palliative Care

Module Two: Common Disease States in Palliative Care

Module Three: Pain Management Issues

Module Four: Symptom Management Issues Part One

Module Five: Symptom Management Issues Part Two

Module Six: Special Populations and Settings of Care

Module Seven: Grief and Bereavement

Module Eight: Professional Practice Issues/Ethical Concerns/Self Care

Course work includes activities designed to enhance learning through question/answer sessions, interactive case studies, opportunities for students to apply knowledge in virtual palliative care contexts, and the ability to interact with fellow participants in an online community cohort.

Participants will be expected to complete one module each week, with the entire program taking a total of eight weeks. The program is asynchronous, which allows participants to complete the course work on their own time with assignments due at the end of each week. Students can expect to spend eight to ten hours a week on the reading and assignments for the course.

All participants who proficiently complete the course work will receive a certificate of completion from the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at California State University San Marcos.

Recommended textbooks:

  1. Ferrell, B. R., Coyle, N. & Paice, J. (2015) Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (4th ed.) New York, NY: Oxford University Press
  2. Martinez, H. & Berry, P. (2015) Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Core Curriculum for the  Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse, 4th edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall

If you’re new to online technology, don’t let that keep you away! We have a variety of ways to support you in making your online learning experience successful.

Course Information

DATE: Aug 19 – Oct 13
LOCATION: Online
COST: $899 + $30 technology fee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 64 Hours

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Prerequisites

Palliative Care Testimonials

Being able to participate in the discussion boards helped me to see how others are involved in palliative care and how they react to situations. I believe this will help me more in my professional practice in palliative care.

– Recent Student

RN Certificate in Palliative Care Recent StudentThe program of study is designed to benefit Registered Nurses (RNs) involved in or interested in the field of palliative care. The only formal prerequisite for taking this program is proof of licensure as a Registered Nurse.

If you’re new to online technology, don’t let that keep you away! We have a variety of ways to support you in making your online learning experience successful.

Course Information

DATE: Aug 19 – Oct 13
LOCATION: Online
COST: $899 + $30 technology fee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 64 Hours

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