New Program will promote primary palliative care education for APRNs

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Four national externship sites have been selected as part of the newly created Palliative Care APRN Externship, according to the program’s director Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. These locations and faculty are listed below, and all expect to begin offering courses in 2018. The Medical University of South Carolina will serve as the clinical leadership site.

The Palliative Care APRN Externship is a week-long mentored immersion course for APRNs, and is intended to provide primary palliative care education to APRNs from any setting. These sites were selected based on maturity, depth, collaborative partnership, and commitment to palliative advanced practice nursing education.

·    Duke University Hospital and Health System Palliative Care (Durham, NC)

Jennifer Gentry, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Elizabeth Zechinati, MSN, AGNP-C, ACHPN

·    Johns Hopkins Hospital Palliative Care Service (Baltimore, MD)

Michelle Churchill, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Catherine Saiki, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

·    Metropolitan Jewish Health System Palliative Care Institute (New York, NY)

Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD(c), MS, PCNS-BC, FT

Elsbet Servay, MSN, ANP-BC

·    University of Minnesota Palliative Care Service (Minneapolis, MN)


Michael Finch, MSN, ANP-BC

Clinical Leadership Site

·    Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

Patrick Coyne, MSN, ACNS-BC, FPCN, FAAN

Mary Adler, MSN, ANP-BC

Joan Cain, MSN, FNP-BC

This program has been created with the financial support of the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program, and with administrative support from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

For more information and to obtain an application, contact:
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Palliative Care APRN Externship Director
Cambia Sojourns Scholar 2016
Director of Professional Practice, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

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