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2020 National ELNEC Courses  

ELNEC Virtual Summit
October 5-6, 2020:
  Core, Critical Care, and Geriatric
October 8-9, 2020:  APRN Adult, APRN Pediatric & Pediatric
This ELNEC Virtual Summit includes APRN (Adult & Pediatric), Core, Critical Care, Geriatric, and Pediatric. Courses are held simultaneously- you must choose one. All courses are train-the-trainer. Review the course brochure and register today. Discounts for early bird and multiple colleagues are available. The early bird deadline is September 4, 2020. 

ELNEC Core & Pediatric*
October 22-23, 2020 |  Webinar Hosted by HPNA
For questions regarding this course, please contact Nancy Lynn Benninger at

ELNEC Oncology APRN 
Portland, OR | March 10-12, 2021 
This National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Grant funded course 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 or PA considered if 100% clinical), and must not be working on a palliative care team. Please review the conference brochure for more information. Due to restrictions from COVID-19, this course has been postponed to Spring 2021. The application period has been extended until all spots are full. Apply now.

Additional Courses: Interprofessional Communication Curriculum (ICC) 
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 2021 courses: January 27-29 in Pasadena, CA and June 2-4 in Washington DC. For more information visit the NRE website under Educational Conferences. For questions, email Yesel Arvizu at

*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  

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


ELNEC Core Training Course: September 30 - October 1, 2020; Gilbert, AZ
For more information and/or to register, contact Tamara Fischer at or (480) 728-5625.

ELNEC Core Training Course:  September 30-October 1, 2020; Chandler, AZ
For further information and/or to register, contact Tamara Fischer at; (480) 728-5625).

ELNEC Core Training Course: October 7-8, 2020; Missoula, MT
For more information and/or to register, contact Merry Byrd at or (406) 327-4062.

ELNEC Cruise:  October 19-November 2, 2020; Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale, FL
For more information, see brochure

ELNEC Core Training Course: October 20, 2020; Broward Health Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
See flyer for more information. For questions and/or to register, contact Melody Leeds.

ELNEC Core Training Course: Tuesdays October 20, October 27, November 10, 2020; Charlottesville, VA
A Live, Internet-Based, Interactive Seminar at the University of Virginia. For more information and/or to register, see course flyer or contact Linda Hanson at or (434)982-4136.

ELNEC Core Training Course: October 29, 2020; Tulsa, OK
Course provided by Clarehouse. Register here. For questions contact Britni Smith at or 918-893-6150.

ELNEC Core Training Course:  November 3 & 4, 2020; Greenville, NC
For further information and/or to register, call 252-744-4315.

ELNEC Geriatric

ELNEC Geriatric Train-the-Trainer Course:  August 12-13, 2020; Pierz, MN
For further information and/or to register, contact Shelly Hanneken at; 320-468-6451.

ELNEC Pediatric

ELNEC Pediatric Training Course: November 9-10, 2020; University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, CA
For further information and/or to register, contact Ashley Vieira (; (916) 734-9694) or Misty Cahoon (, 916-734-9796)

ELNEC Critical Care

ELNEC Critical Care Training Course: September 23-24, 2020; UCHealth, Fort Collins, CO
Register here. For questions, contact Margaret Budai at or (970) 219-0061.


ELNEC APRN Training Course: October 10, 2020; New Providence, NJ
Virtual course in collaboration with NJ Palliative Care APN Consortium and Rutgers School of Nursing. For more information and/or to register, see course flyer or contact Gillian McKie at or (908) 405-2299.

ELNEC Communication

ELNEC Communication Training Course: December 3-4, 2020; UCHealth, Fort Collins, CO
For further information and/or to register, contact Margaret Budai at or (970) 219-0061.


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.