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Governor Jerry Brown Recognizes Institute’s Importance

Executive Director, Helen McNeal made a presentation to the Cal State University Board of Trustees meeting and her message caught the ear of California Governor, Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown said – “I would like to get our health department, in some way, connected to this,” Brown said. “Because this is part of a larger redefinition of health care that will be absolutely crucial as we embrace more and more people and everybody gets older.” See the whole story on Capital Public Radio’s website.

Jerry Brown Recognizes CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care

From a Nurse’s Point of View

Carma Erickson-Hurt, Curriculum Developer

Carma Erickson HurtI am very excited to be creating the 8-Week Online RN Certificate in Palliative Care course for The California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. Americans are living longer and we are caring for more and more patients with chronic disease and life-limiting illness. Clearly, the need to empower nurses with the skills to provide high quality evidence-based palliative care is greater than ever. I am confident that nurses, regardless of their practice setting, will leave this course with the knowledge required to provide complex supportive care while caring and advocating for our patients and families.

Registration is now open for the RN Certificate in Palliative Care.

Here’s why RN’s Should Take This 8-Week Online Certificate in Palliative Care Course

  • Current/Relevant – This course is current and relevant to nurses practicing in all settings when working with patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses
  • Fine-Tuning Skills – Nurses, regardless of what setting they practice in, provide some components of palliative care. In this course nurses will fine-tune their knowledge through in-depth discussions about the best practices of palliative care.
  • Feel Empowered – Nurses will leave this course feeling empowered with the knowledge needed to provide high quality evidence-based palliative care.
  • Let’s Advocate Together – Nurses are consistently ranked as the “most trusted profession” and are the largest number of health care professionals. Nurses are in a unique position to advocate for quality palliative care.
  • Holistic-Nursing/Pain Management – This course will address holistic-nursing skills and aggressive pain and symptom management
  • Put New Skills to Use – Nurses will use their new palliative-care skills to build therapeutic relationships with patients and families while working with interdisciplinary teams
  • Fast and Flexible-Nurses will study and learn at their own pace from the comfort of their own home. This eight-week course is 100% online so nurses will be able to apply what they learn quickly.

About Carma Erickson-Hurt

Carma Erickson-Hurt, RN, MSN, APRN, ACHPN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in palliative care. Carma retired from the United States Navy in 2007 and currently serves as the coordinator for palliative care nursing programs at California State University, San Marcos. She is a Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA) approved educator and lectures and trains staff in palliative care concepts through bedside teaching and formal programs such as the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) course and certification review courses throughout the U.S and internationally.

Registration is now open for the RN Certificate in Palliative Care