Programs for Professionals
The Institute’s own palliative care educational team has worked with health care organizations in San Diego County, southern Orange County, southern Riverside County and experts from around the country to launch a calendar of educational programs that will be of immediate benefit to current palliative care and health care professionals.
Our educational programs provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are designed to meet the needs not only of those new to palliative care but also experienced palliative care professionals. In addition, we will be offering our programs both on-line and in classroom settings both at Cal State San Marcos and in community facilities. Download Flyer
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Fully Online 8-Week Program
February 3, 2014 - March 28, 2014
April 7, 2014 - May 30, 2014
The RN Certificate in Palliative Care is a dynamic 8-week online course aimed at enhancing nurses' competencies and knowledge of palliative care. The curriculum provides essential knowledge for professionals who deliver, or want to learn more about delivering, palliative nursing care regardless of the setting (hospice, inpatient/outpatient palliative care, oncology, long-term care, etc.)
The course work is fully online and delivered in a continuously available and easily accessible format that allows nurses greater flexibility in balancing work responsibilities with furthering their own development. For busy professionals who want an in-depth but phased review to prepare to take the Certification Board for Hospice and Palliative Nursing exam for nurses, this course also makes a great way to review and refresh your skills. Download Flyer
Coming in Spring 2014
As organizations like the Joint Commission, CMS and others look for health care organizations to deliver palliative care using professionals with recognized certifications, nurses working in palliative are recognizing the value of taking the NBCHPN RN Certification exam. If you are thinking about getting your certification (or need to renew it), this two day preparation course is exactly the help you need to ensure you pass your exam. This program is offered in partnership with the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association San Diego Chapter. Download Flyer
The California State University Institute for Palliative Care and HealthCare Chaplaincy– two leaders in their fields – have created a new online certificate course to support chaplains and other spiritual care providers with the delivery of palliative care to patients and their families in hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, and elsewhere. Download Flyer
If you are an Advanced Practice Nurse this certificate program will provide you with specialized education and clinical experiences designed to increase your confidence and competence in the principles and practice of palliative care. The program is designed to develop culturally competent, ethical, knowledgeable and effective professionals for direct nursing practice with populations related to palliative care. Download Flyer
The first and only online certificate program designed to enhance the skills of MSWs in palliative care. The CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s Post-MSW Palliative Care Social Work Certificate Program is designed to provide master’s prepared social workers’ with the knowledge and skills to be successful working in a palliative care, interprofessional environment whether that is in a hospital, hospice or other setting. Download Flyer
The Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in palliative care reflects a unique partner- ship between the Institute, the CSUSM School of Nursing, the Doris A. Howell Service at UCSD and employers in the community. Beginning in January, 2014, ten nurse practitioners will have the opportunity to work for health care organizations while completing a ten-month program in palliative care. Download flyer
If your organization has a particular educational need related to palliative care, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.To stay up to date on our programs, sign up for our quarterly newsletter and periodic special updates.