CSU Institute for Palliative Care launches first courses

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These include online and classroom courses for chaplains, nurses, social workers and other palliative care and health care professionals.

“We have developed a vital mix of courses designed to enhance the palliative care skills of today’s health care professionals.  We are confident that these offerings create a strong foundation for addressing the critical shortage of nursing, social work, spiritual and other professionals trained in palliative care skills,” said Institute Executive Director Helen McNeal. “In addition, we are launching an interprofessional conference later this fall to bring all of these professions together to advance the team-based approach that is at the core of palliative care and needed for the health care system of the future.”

The Institute’s 2013 course offerings for health care professionals include:

  • Specialty Palliative Care Chaplaincy Certificate Program for chaplains and others interested in spiritual care. Offered in collaboration with HealthCare Chaplaincy (Cohort 1- March start)
  • End of Life Nursing Education Curriculum (ELNEC) Veterans Course (April 1-2)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care RN Certification Examination Preparation Course (May 4 and 5) 
  • Certificate Program for Social Workers (Cohort 1- June start)
  • Palliative Care Fellowship for Nurse Practitioners (Cohort 1 – July start)
  • Post-Masters in Nursing Palliative Care Certificate Program (Cohort 1 – August start)
  • Advancing Clinical Practice InterProfessional Conference (To be Announced).

View course details or register online.

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is America’s first state-wide educational and workforce development initiative dedicated to palliative care. The Institute offers professional development and continuing education courses designed to enhance the skills of current and future health care professionals, as well as programs to build palliative care awareness in the community. Courses offered initially at the California State San Marcos campus will be part of a model for palliative care workforce development and community awareness that will be available to other interested campuses in California and beyond. 

To learn more about these courses and the institute, visit the CSU Institute for Palliative Care website.