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Implementing the AACN Essentials Domain of Palliative Care in Undergraduate Education: A Workshop for Faculty Development and Leadership

July 18-19, 2024
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon


Many schools of nursing are evaluating and aligning their nursing curricula with the AACN Essentials to address all spheres of care, including, hospice/palliative/supportive care. We are excited to offer a 1 ½ day workshop for faculty at schools of nursing to advance undergraduate palliative care education. This workshop intends to prepare faculty to serve as leaders in advancing palliative care curricula within their schools.  Meals, housing, registration, and materials are all covered for selected participants through the generous sponsorship of ELNEC, City of Hope, the University of Portland School of Nursing and Health Innovations, and Cambia Health Foundation.

Selected participants will engage in an active learning environment on topics that include palliative care educational resources, evaluation measures, and teaching strategies. Finally, selected participants have the option to submit an abstract for a poster presentation related to current or planned palliative or end-of-life activities at their school. Selected participants will agree to complete a six- and twelve-month post-workshop survey.


To support faculty at schools of nursing to advance palliative care education.

Learning Objectives

  1. Propose strategies to enrich palliative care curricular practices using the AACN Essentials and resources from the ELNEC project. 
  2. Identify teaching and evaluation strategies for classroom, clinical, or simulation.  
  3. Enhance leadership and collaboration in palliative care education.  


Who Should Apply

  • Fulltime faculty employed two years (preferred) in a school/college of nursing. Up to two faculty from the same institution will be accepted.
  • Teaching within an undergraduate program
  • Funding will support 100 participants
  • Registration is closed

Abstract Applications

Workshop Flyer

Application Instructions

We are inviting nurse faculty engaged in palliative care teaching efforts in undergraduate programs within schools of nursing to apply. Please review the application packet carefully for all required information (a checklist is provided to ensure completeness). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Statement of Interest , three goals, and one letter of support must be included for the application to be considered. Accepted participants will be required to complete the six online ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate modules in preparation for the workshop and will receive further information.

For all questions regarding assistance in completing the application or the overall project, please contact the planning team pallcareed@up.edu.

Workshop Venue

Located in the heart of Portland, the campus provides the perfect setting for this program. The state-of-the-art facilities, complemented by the breathtaking natural surroundings, create an inspiring atmosphere that fosters creativity and collaboration.
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

Participants will stay in apartment-style housing in the on-campus dorms (keeping costs down and enjoying the beautiful campus).  Each unit will house 4 guests, with their own room, and has full kitchen facilities, shared bathrooms, and in-apartment laundry facilities. The amenities include:

  • Bathroom: Each residential space has access to at least two bathrooms.
  • Laundry: Apartments are equipped with in-unit washers and dryers.
  • Outdoor Patio: Located on the second floor, the outdoor terraces provide residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in a unique way.
  • Kitchen: A full kitchen is provided in each unit with a microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven.
  • WiFi: Campus WiFi access is available throughout the entire building.

Note: Additional night lodging is the participants' responsibility, which will be at a discounted rate of $50/night/per person. 

Key Benefits

  • Free registration
  • Continuing Education Units for Nursing Continuing Professional Development
  • Stay at Univ of Portland housing for 2 nights (onsite apartments)
  • Course materials
  • Breakfast & lunch for both days
  • Network with other nursing faculty across the country and within your region to collaborate and envision palliative care education as a core component of education.
  • Discover new resources for palliative care competency-based teaching and evaluation.
  • Share your exemplary work in palliative care education with others.
  • Return to your school with refined goals and deliverables to enrich palliative care education.

Application Checklist

  1. General Information
    1. Email/phone contact
    2. Demographic information
  2. Statement of Interest and three goals
    1. Briefly describe in 250-300 words
      1. Your current engagement in palliative care education at your school;
      2. Why you are interested in participating in this faculty development workshop;
      3. How you will apply the information within your school
    2. Please identify three goals related to participation the focus of this workshop. Your goals can be refined during the workshop. In addition, at six- and twelve-months post-workshop, you will be asked to evaluate progress in accomplishing goals.
  3. Letter of Support – program director or dean
    1. Support letter to address the school’s commitment to advancing palliative care education within the undergraduate program.

Questions? Contact ELNEC@coh.org.


Thursday, July 18

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
8:30-9:15 a.m. Introduction and Overview 
9:15-10:15 a.m. Essentials and CARES Mapping 
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Competence Based Education and Application to Palliative Care 
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Didactic Teaching Strategies Part I
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch - Connect with Regional Colleagues 
1:15-2:15 p.m. Didactic Teaching Strategies Part II 
2:15-3:15 p.m. Practice-Based Teaching Strategies Part I
3:15-3:30 p.m. Stretch and Snack Break 
3:30-4:30 p.m. Practice-Based Teaching Strategies Part II 
4:30-5:30 p.m. Simulation Health Center Tour 
5:30-7:00 p.m. Cambia Health Foundation Reception and Poster Presentations 

Note: Dinner on your own

Friday, July 19

7:00-7:45 a.m. Optional Wellness Campus Walk on the Bluff 
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast 
8:45-9:00 a.m. Recap of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2 
9:00-10:30 a.m. Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes in Palliative Care 
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Strategic Planning for your Nursing Program 
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch 
12:45-2:00 p.m. Revisiting Individual Goals 
2:00-2:30 p.m. Closing Blessing of the Hands 

Option Following Workshop: 

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival (free entrance)
July 19-21, 2024
Friday: 4:30PM -10PM 
Saturday: 1:00PM-9:45PM
Sunday: 1:00PM-8:15PM