|By PR Newswire||
|September 30, 2013 08:40 AM EDT||
SAN MARCOS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- www.CSUPalliativeCare.org -- The California State University Institute for Palliative Care in conjunction with the San Diego chapter of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) announced its second certification preparation course this year. The Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association (CHPN) RN Certification Preparation course has been designed for registered nurses working in hospice and palliative care in any setting. The weekend course is October 12-13 in San Diego.
As organizations like the Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others look to health care organizations to deliver palliative care using professionals with recognized certifications, nurses working in palliative care are recognizing the value of taking the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) RN Certification exam.
Any RN contemplating certification (or needing to renew it) will find this two-day preparation course extremely helpful in passing the certification exam. Executive director of the Institute Helen McNeal said, "We've had a very strong testing success rate this year. From our last course this spring 80% of the participants that tested passed the Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse examination."
This two-day program covers the required competencies and examination content for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse examination, including:
- Advance Care Planning
- Goals of Care
- Pain and Symptom Management including
- Pharmacologic, Non-pharmacologic and
- Complementary Interventions
- Psychosocial, Cultural, and Spiritual Issues
- Resource Management
- Grief and Loss
- Caregiver Support and Education
- Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Practice
- Professional Practice Issues
Participants will attend review sessions, work with case studies and interact with nursing experts in a format designed to enhance knowledge and improve success. The course is October 12-13 from 8am to 5pm at Sharp Healthcare, 8520 Tech Way, Room 124, in San Diego. For pricing and to register, visit http://www.csupalliativecare.org/professionals.
About The California State University Institute for Palliative Care
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is America's first statewide 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.
About San Diego Chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
HPNA is a nationally recognized organization providing resources and support for nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and administrators who care for people with serious or life-threatening illness.
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