Check out our new 2017 Course Catalog!
Download now and you’ll find courses on palliative care for every career for:
- Social Workers
- Counseling Professionals
- Care Managers
- Physician Assistants
- Program Leaders
- Those starting a palliative care program
- Those refining or upgrading a palliative care program
Community-Based Palliative Care Programs
Community-based palliative care programs are rapidly being implemented, often by hospital- or hospice-based palliative care organizations, to serve the needs of the non-admitted clients. But, these programs are very different from those in inpatient settings. So, the leader tasked with developing a program, is faced with an entirely new set of challenges. That’s where we can help.
Building a budget and business case, attracting payer and provider partners, and launching a community-based palliative care program is a daunting task. Our comprehensive, self-paced online courses provide you a detailed process and organized strategy to follow. This entire curriculum has been built by leading experts in designing, launching, and sustaining successful community-based palliative care programs.
Why Take a Course From us?
Our interactive, engaging, and up-to-date courses ensure healthcare professionals have the skills needed to provide the best possible care. All our courses offer Continuing Education Hours and some offer BRN, BBS, CCM, and CME hours. You can choose from instructor-led or self-paced courses available online, 24/7. All our courses are developed by experts in their field with a deep understanding of the real-world skills needed to provide the best care. If you are looking to enhance your skills or prepare for more certification, you came to the right place.
If you are an organization setting up a palliative care program or hiring new hospice or palliative care staff, you’ll appreciate the depth and variety of our courses as well as the group discounts available. Nurses, social workers, chaplains and other healthcare professionals can get the discipline-specific skills they need anytime, anywhere.
About 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 anywhere in the world.
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.
Preparing all Case Managers to Succeed
Explore our case management courses on our sister website, Care Excellence. Choose from dozens of targeted modules and courses to train and retain the best case managers, supervisors, and leadership. These courses are designed for nurse case managers, social work case managers, and all care managers and care coordinators.
- Face to Face vs. Telephonic Care Management
- Peer Support, Burnout Prevention, and Safety
- Motivational Interviewing
- Patient Activation Principles
- Psychosocial Aspects of Care
- Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions
- And more!
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Palliative Care Events.
March 22, 2017: Critical Palliative Care Skills for Social Workers and Counselors. This course teaches the essential skills that every social worker needs to know. This course will enhance social workers' familiarity in palliative care, and prepare you to help your organization and patients achieve their goals.
April 19, 2017: Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care – Fully online, this comprehensive certificate program is designed specifically for busy advanced practice nurses looking for expert skills without a classroom schedule. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of a broad range of current topics in this growing field.
April 26, 2017: 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).
May 10, 2017: 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.
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.