CHPLN® and CHPNA® Programs Earn ABSNC Accreditation

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The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) is honored to announce the accreditation of the Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPLN®) and Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA®) programs through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

“We are proud that HPCC was able to attain accreditation for our CHPLN® and CHPNA® certification programs,” said HPCC Chief Executive Officer Ginger Marshall, MSN, ACNP-BC, ACHPN®, FPCN. “It demonstrates our compliance with the most rigorous industry standards.”

Accreditation is recognition from ABSNC that a certification program maintains a certain level of standards. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nurse-certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. ABSNC is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.

HPCC continues to confirm its commitment to its certificants by attaining accreditation for all five of its nursing certification programs. Currently the ACHPN®, CHPN®, CHPPN®, CHPLN®, and CHPNA® programs hold ABSNC accreditation. The ACHPN®, CHPN®, and CHPPN® programs are accredited through February 2027 and the CHPLN® and CHPNA® programs are accredited through April 2028.

“The accreditation of our CHPLN® and CHPNA® programs shows our commitment to providing certifications that indicate the mastery of a defined body of knowledge and a professional commitment to evidence-based care,” said HPCC Board President Susan Cox, MSN, RN, CHPN®

About the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC)
The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) offers specialty certification to hospice and palliative nurses, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. We currently offer six hospice and palliative certification exams for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, pediatric hospice and palliative nurses, licensed/vocational nurses, nursing assistants, and social workers. We also maintain credentials for certified hospice and palliative care administrator and perinatal loss care. Nearly 14,500 health care professionals hold HPCC credentials which establish a professional commitment to safe, ethical, and evidence-based care.