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Don’t Miss ELNEC’s New Webinar Series -- Innovation with ELNEC Education

Published March 08, 2023

Here are the latest updates from the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a collaborative effort between AACN and the City of Hope to improve palliative care.

We started the new year with a new series of free webinars to support faculty at schools of nursing to integrate palliative care education into their curricula. In January, we launched our 2023 webinar series: Innovation with ELNEC Education. Sessions will provide educators with strategies to maximize student learning. Each month alternates between the ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate and ELNEC Graduate online modules. Presenters will explore strategies for teaching and evaluation related to the module topics, with a focus on competency-based education.


  • Interest in these webinars is growing, and we love to see faculty from around the country join every month – both returning and new colleagues.  Our primary goal is to share resources with faculty to support their teaching efforts.  Let’s learn from each other.  Many schools and palliative care champions have made great strides, and we come together to share successes, challenges, and questions.  We also recognize many others are just starting to explore how to integrate the Hospice/Palliative/Supportive sphere of care (from the AACN Essentials), into undergraduate and graduate curricula.  
  • All past and upcoming webinar information is located on the ELNEC Schools of Nursing Faculty Corner, a repository of teaching resources and outcome measures to support faculty in palliative care education.  Many other resources are available for you so please visit the site. 
  • Next Webinar: 
    • ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate Module 2 - Communication
      March 27, 8:30-9:30am PT
      Presenters:  Dr. Andra Davis, University of Portland, and Dr.  Tracy Fasolino, Clemson University

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  • If your school is not yet using these modules, we are able to provide free access to the curricula for nursing faculty to review. Contact to request access.
  • If you are not familiar, the ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate and ELNEC Graduate online programs provide state-of-the-art primary palliative care education. Six one-hour modules prepare students with the foundational education needed to care for seriously ill patients and families.  These modules align with the 2021 AACN Essentials in the area of primary palliative competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.


Drs. Andra Davis and Megan Lippe are leading a new initiative to support faculty at schools of nursing. We are collaborating with other faculty leaders (regional chairs) in an effort to address the unique needs of faculty within geographical regions, while using ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate and ELNEC Graduate. Regional chairs will be able to support schools of nursing in considering how to teach students about the unique palliative care needs of their local, diverse communities while also ensuring adherence to state regulatory requirements for academic programs. We are very excited by the momentum growing around this important work. So far, our model has onboarded eight regional chairs to support nursing schools, with plans to onboard more leaders in 2023. Watch for updates in the Faculty Corner!


Our team would like to know about your needs related to palliative care education. We welcome your response to a brief needs assessment survey to help us provide the support you need. Faculty Needs Assessment 

On behalf of the ELNEC Team
ELNEC Co-Investigators

Dr. Andra Davis
Associate Professor
University of Portland

Dr. Megan Lippe
Associate Professor
UT Health San Antonio


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