Local Benefactor’s Generosity Provides Scholarships During November, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships to support palliative care education in Southern California
San Diego, CA – November 13, 2015 http://csupalliativecare.org/scholarship/. To celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care month, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care is pleased to announce that $25,000 in scholarships for palliative care education are being made available to Southern California nurses, social workers, and chaplains. These scholarships are funded by Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships to support palliative care teams to better serve the communities of San Diego, Southern Orange, and Southern Riverside counties.
Why is Darlene Shiley making these scholarships possible? In her own words:
“I have experienced the power of palliative care to ease the suffering for someone that I love. It eased a difficult and challenging journey for my late husband Donald – and for me. It made me realize how specialized and important the field of palliative care is, and the growing need for such care in the future.”
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is awarding scholarships for five courses
Professionals in nursing, social work, and chaplaincy/spiritual care are eligible to obtain scholarship awards to fully fund tuition for California State University Institute for Palliative Care courses to strengthen their delivery of palliative care services to their patients and the organization for which they work.
Scholarship-eligible courses are:
- The Registered Nurse Certificate in Palliative Care
- The Advance Practice Registered Nurse Certificate in Palliative Care
- Post-Master of Social Work Palliative Care Certificate
- Critical Palliative Care Skills for Social Workers
- Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate
- Advanced Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate
Scholarship Application is now available
The Institute extends an invitation to social nurses, social workers, and chaplains working in palliative care who live and work in San Diego County, Southern Riverside County, or Southern Orange County of California to submit a completed application. Applicants will also be asked to compose and submit an essay describing why they need this education, and how they will use it to improve the care delivered to the people they serve. Awards will be for participation in coursework to be completed in 2016.
Application deadline is midnight, November 30, 2015.
Full details on qualifications, deadlines, and downloadable forms may be obtained by visiting http://csupalliativecare.org/scholarship/.
“The best way to help make palliative care accessible to everyone is to continue to educate our current and future workforce. That’s why the Institute is so grateful to Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships for their continued support of healthcare professionals in Southern California,” stated Helen McNeal, Executive Director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care.
About the CSU Institute for Palliative Care
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care offers palliative care-focused professional development and continuing education courses designed to enhance the skills of current and future healthcare professionals across the country and around the world. Housed within one of the largest university systems in the United States, the Institute leverages the strength of the CSU to deliver evidence-based online and in-person palliative care education to healthcare professionals working in health systems, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, health plans, case management, and physician practices. The Institute helps organizations and professionals achieve the palliative care skills needed to meet the growing needs of chronically or seriously ill people in all care settings.