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Supporting hospice and palliative research, education, and leadership development to advance expert nursing care.
2024 Annual Assembly
The 2024 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care will take place March 20-23 in Phoenix, AZ. A virtual participation option is also available.
ACHPN® In-Person Certification Review Course
This instructor-led certification review course is designed to help prepare you for your upcoming Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) ACHPN® certification exam. *Note this is an in-person only event*
2024 HPCC Certification Luncheon
The HPCC Certification Luncheon, sponsored by PSI, is for those attending the 2024 Annual Assembly, in Phoenix, Arizona, who are certified or are interested in certification.
2024 HPNA Research Meeting
HPNA’s Director of Research and Research Committee Members will communicate important HPNA Research updates.
HPNA University allows you to access up-to-date, convenient, and self-paced learning modules with real-time test grading and printing of your NCPD certificates.
Our courses are developed based on current healthcare trends, clinical issues related to care approaches for the patient and their family, and practice issues related to and in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.Go to My Courses
Celebrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Phoenix
The 2024 Annual Assembly is only weeks away! If you are attending, we encourage you to participate in the many Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focused events.
EPP Spotlight: Community Hospice and Palliative Care
Congratulations to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, the winner of the Employer Partner Program (EPP) Quarter 1 contest!
Community Hospice and Palliative Care shows a clear commitment to and appreciation of their nursing assistants on staff. They stated: “Not including the nursing assistants working in our general inpatient centers, we have over 75 nursing assistants working in the home and long term care settings. As you can imagine, it was impossible to narrow down to just a single nomination.”
HPNA Liaison Appointed for Pediatric Division of NCHPC
Christy Torkildson, Ph.D., RN, PHN, FPCN, HEC-C, has been appointed as the HPNA Liaison for the Pediatric Division of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC).
HPNA Member Awarded Nearly $500,000 for Research Study
HPNA member Kim Mooney-Doyle, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded a two-year R21 grant of $460,000. The grant, provided by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), will be used to research how understanding family communication during serious pediatric illness, from the perspective of adolescent siblings and parents, provides opportunities to prevent long-term distress.
HPNF Launches Free Diversity in Health Care Video Series
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF) has published a Diversity in Health Care video series for hospice and palliative care professionals that explore fundamental considerations for end-of-life care of patients who identify as Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist.