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2021 National ELNEC Courses

Austin, TX | September 8-10, 2021
This National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Grant funded courses which will prepare oncology ARPNs as generalists in palliative care. Application required. Selected participants receive free registration, 3 nights lodging, and more. Participants must work in a cancer setting, have an MSN or DNP (PhD if 100% clinical), and must not be working on a palliative care team. Please review the conference brochure for more information. Apply nowThis is the final course offering for this grant.  

ELNEC Summit
Chicago, IL (Oak Brook) | October 7-8, 2021
This ELNEC Summit includes APRN Adult, Communication, Core, Critical Care, Geriatric. Courses are held simultaneously- you must choose one. All courses are train-the-trainer. Review the course brochure  for more information. Registration now open. Discounts for early bird and multiple colleagues are available. Apply by August 6th for early bird discount.

ELNEC Core and Pediatric*
December 2-3 | Hosted by HPNA

Additional Courses: Interprofessional Communication Curriculum (ICC) 
An NCI grant funded course hosted by the Division of Nursing Research & Education (NRE) at City of Hope under the leadership of Betty Ferrell and Haley Buller. Intended audience: interprofessional teams of two (nurses, chaplains, and social workers) in adult oncology. Now accepting applications for our 2021 course scheduled for August 25-27 in Washington DC. For more information please visit the ICC website at For questions, email

*Course is held in partnership with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Visit the HPNA website for details and/or contact  Nancy Lynn Benninger at  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many regional courses are closed to the public and therefore not listed on this page. The courses that are listed below are open to outside registrations. Contact the person listed for more information.

Please note the Regional courses are sometimes Trainings and sometimes Train-the-Trainer. See FAQ for more information.


ELNEC Core • Training Course • Virtual Offering • May 7, 2021
Hosted by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. For questions or to register, contact Jacqueline A. Tierney, MSN, RN, CHPN at or 973-885-4337.

ELNEC Geriatric

No upcoming courses.

ELNEC Pediatric

ELNEC Pediatric • Training Course • Sacramento, CA • November 8-9, 2021
Hosted by UC Davis Health in Sacramento, CA. For questions or to register, contact Janelle Beall at or (916) 703-3514.

ELNEC Critical Care

No upcoming courses.


No upcoming courses.

ELNEC Communication

No upcoming courses.


CEs provided. See individual course listing on Relias for more details.

Online ELNEC Curricula: Core, Critical Care, Geriatric, Pediatric
To access ELNEC- Core, ELNEC- Critical Care, ELNEC- Geriatric, and ELNEC- Pediatric, please visit the Relias website:


Certificate of Completion will be provided. CEs are not offered for Undergraduate or Graduate students.

To review the outline, objectives, FAQ, press releases, new palliative care competencies (CARES), and to view a 2-minute trailer which demonstrates the format of every module, visit the ELNEC Academy website.

Cost is $29/student for 12 months of access.

If you are an institution wishing to buy in bulk- please see prices below.

Bulk Discounting Schedule for Schools Purchasing for Student Groups
 Group Size  Discount Rate  Low Limit  High Limit
1-24 students 5% discount  $29.00 $661.20
25-49 students 7.5% discount $670.63 $1,314.43
50-74 students  10% discount  $1,305 $1,931.40
75-99 students 12.5% discount $1,903.13 $2,515.13
100-149 students 15% discount $2,465  $3,672.85
150+ students 20% discount $3,480 n/a

Available for your Institution’s bookstore: ELNEC-Undergraduate Online Curriculum.  Email Relias at if you would like to add the ELNEC-Undergraduate Curriculum to your bookstore. 



Certificate of Completion will be provided. CEs are not provided for registered nurses who are students in an RN-BSN program.

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium’s (ELNEC) Graduate Online Curriculum is set to launch September 1, 2019. This online curriculum, which meets the competencies and recommendations of the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) G-Cares document, is designed specifically for master’s degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students.  

The course can be taught online, in the classroom, or a hybrid of both.  There are six, 1-hour modules available:

  • Introduction to Palliative Nursing
  • Communication in Palliative Care
  • Pain Management in Palliative Care
  • Symptom Management in Palliative Care
  • Final Hours of Life
  • APN Leadership in Serious Illness

The cost is $29/per student for 12-month access.  

For general sign-up, non-technical questions:
For technical issues, contact Relias at 844-735-2223 or

2020 International ELNEC Courses

ELNEC Critical Care Training Course: June 15 to July 13, Metro Manila, Philippines – Webinar via Zoom
Every Monday & Thursday; Hosted by The Ruth Foundation for Palliative & Hospice Care, Inc. For more information, contact Carmel Vicencio at or (632) 808-6079, or Virgie Roldan, These are nine culturally-contextualized (Philippines) and CoViD-19-integrated ELNEC-Critical Care Modules.