ELNEC Faculty Corner

ELNEC | End-of-life nursing education consortium | Advancing Palliative Care | Since 2000

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. Learn more. This corner supports faculty in schools of nursing.

Upcoming Webinars

We will break from webinars over the summer. We will alert past participants of the upcoming schedule. Please check back in August 2023.

We are excited to announce that this year, Dr. Megan Lippe, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, lippe@uthscsa.edu, has joined Dr. Andra Davis, Associate Professor, University of Portland, davisa@up.edu, and the ELNEC team in our efforts to advance palliative care education. 

Through a three-year continuation grant awarded from Cambia Health Foundation to ELNEC, focused on advancing its work in strengthening the workforce in the care of patients and families with serious illness, with a particular focus on nursing schools in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Part of the funding will focus efforts for the states to envision and create a regional model of excellence in palliative care education. These efforts began in Fall, 2021 and thus far participating schools have started sharing ways each has integrated the curricula in their programs, ideas for next steps towards creating a center of excellence in the region and conducting cross-program research focused on best practices for palliative care education. If you are in this 4-state region, please contact us at ELNEC@coh.org.

Fall 2021 ushered in a new series of monthly webinars and other resources for faculty which are housed on the ELNEC Faculty Corner – a central location for teaching and evaluation resources.  We will be rolling out our webinar series this Fall, focusing on developing faculty skills in teaching palliative care to students. Highlights of what you will find on the website:

  • Undergraduate/New Graduate and Graduate ELNEC Curricula:  You can learn more about two evidence-based online educational resources designed to be incorporated into undergraduate and graduate education by clicking on the “ELNEC Materials” tab in the Faculty Corner. Here you will see that you and your colleagues may have free access to review the curriculum, should be interested in using these materials. If you are not familiar with the ELNEC curriculum, we encourage you to review and consider integrating these resources in existing courses. To date, 917 undergraduate schools and 348 graduate schools have enrolled their students. Contact ELNEC@coh.org for access.
  • Faculty Spotlights: Faculty across the country share a highlight of their exemplary work in palliative care education to support colleagues, network, and advance palliative care education.
  • Teaching and Evaluation Resources: Teaching and learning resources shared by colleagues, including case studies and simulation exemplars.
  • New Publications:  Revised CARES and G-CARES competencies (2nd ed.) and how these align with the new Essentials

The ELNEC Faculty Corner is ever-changing with updates and additional resources being added regularly. We INVITE YOU to contribute to the database by sending us exemplary teaching tools, case studies, simulations, or other ways that you are innovating in palliative care education. Your resources posted on the ELNEC Faculty Corner are considered scholarship of teaching. Contact ELNEC@coh.org to share any of your creative work!

In Partnership!

Headshot of Andrea Davis   headshot of megan lippe

Andra Davis, PhD, MN, RN
Associate Professor
ELNEC Co-Investigator
University of Portland


Megan Lippe, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor
ELNEC Co-Investigator
UT Health San Antonio

Regional Support Chairs

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.

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Teaching & Evaluation Resources

When you receive access to the ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate or ELNEC Graduate curricula, you will also receive supplemental faculty materials. If you didn’t receive these items, please contact ELNEC@coh.org to request.

Below are items to share with your students, should they need.

For Students, how to purchase the ELNEC Curricula

System Requirements for Learner


Podcast series from Health Affairs, called “No One Gets Out Of Here Alive.” In this series, Clemson University's Tracy Fasolino unpacks some of the legislative and policy issues associated with palliative care and hospice services through the lens of a nurse.

"Podcast: No One Gets Out Of Here Alive: Palliative and Hospice Care", Health Affairs Podcast, February 8, 2023. doi: 10.1377/hp20230125.815257.


Please see all ELNEC published papers. Below are some specific to ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate or ELNEC Graduate, listed below.

Further Publications to Support Educators:

Lippe, M. P., Eyer, J. C., Roberts, K. E., Ritter, E. R., DiMauro, P. K., McKinney, R. E., Jr, Williamson, C. L., & Rosa, W. E. (2023). Affirmative palliative care for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The American Journal of Nursing, 123(4), 48–53. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000925508.62666.99

Potthoff, M., Kirkpatrick, A.J., & Jizba, T. A. (2023). Interprofessional primary palliative care: Do the AACN Essentials prepare nurses for collaborative practice? Journal of Professional Nursing, 46, 197-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2023.03.017.

Fernandes, C. S., Vale, M. B., & Lourenço, M. (2022). Exploring the use of games in palliative care: A scoping review. Palliative & Supportive Care, 1(21), 146-166. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35048889/

ELNEC Curricula

Sample proposals for your dean/institution/colleagues are available to assist incorporating ELNEC curricula into your program.

Faculty can request free access to ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate and Graduate curricula by emailing ELNEC@coh.org. Please metnion which curricula you would like to access.

Bulk student pricing available!

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Hall of Fame

Thank you to all of the champion institutions that are utilizing our curricula! We appreciate your leadership in this field. If your school is not listed, please contact ELNEC@coh.org, add your institution name and number of students enrolled since 2019.

ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate Hall of Fame
(institutions that have 10 or more students enrolled)

ELNEC Graduate Hall of Fame
(institutions that have 5 or more students enrolled)

We’d love to hear your feedback if you are using either curricula. Click below button to complete the simple form to add your institution’s information, how many students have utilized the curricula since 2019, and any comments you may have.

Call For Submissions: Teaching or Evaluation Strategy Resource for ELNEC Faculty Corner

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