ELNEC Expands Resources for Faculty on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Since 200 ELNEC End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Advancing Palliative Care

Some helpful updates have been added to the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project website. The updates are dedicated to faculty and program directors desiring to learn more about teaching innovation and evaluation of learning in palliative care education. As schools become more familiar with The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, faculty are eager for resources to support the “hospice/palliative/supportive care across the lifespan and with diverse populations” sphere. ELNEC is excited to launch a new feature on the website – ELNEC Schools of Nursing Faculty Corner

Along with the website resources, ELNEC is holding regional webinars open to all, highlighting various elements of palliative care education through recorded Faculty Spotlights featuring the excellent and creative work provided by passionate nursing faculty.  

In addition to the inspiring work shared by committed educators, ELNEC has engaged in dialogue and reflection on evaluating learning and competence within our schools. The overarching goal of this work is to stimulate ideas, network, collaborate, and move forward in advancing palliative care in nursing education and ultimately improve the care of patients with serious illnesses and families. 

Upcoming Regional Webinars

Using Simulation in Palliative Care Nursing Education: Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Dr. Megan Lippe, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing

March 31, 2022 at 11:00 am (ET) - Register Here

April 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm (ET) - Register Here

Past Faculty Spotlights

Through its consortium of schools, ELNEC hopes to build a cohort of faculty interested in multi-site research examining best practices in palliative care education.  If you would like to participate, please email us at pallcareed@up.edu

Online Programs for Undergraduate/New Graduate/Graduate

ELNEC’s Undergraduate/New Graduate and ELNEC Graduate online programs provide one means of primary palliative care education. Six one-hour modules provide students with the foundational education needed in caring for seriously ill patients and families. These modules align with the AACN-endorsed primary palliative competencies for undergraduate/prelicensure (2016) and graduate nursing students (2019), respectively.  Since fall 2021, the number of undergraduate programs enrolling students to complete the ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate curriculum is up nearly 5%, increasing from 675 to 704.  Comparatively, graduate program enrollment has risen 7%, from 267 to 287 students completing the ELNEC graduate curriculum.  To support your efforts in enhancing and standardizing your palliative care education, ELNEC can provide you with free access to the curricula to review. Contact elnec@coh.org to request access.

AACN CARES and G-CARES Competencies

For faculty interested in more information or not familiar with the AACN CARES and G-CARES competencies, please visit the website at www.aacnnursing.org/ELNEC or contact Dr. Andra Davis, associate professor, University of Portland and ELNEC Project Co-Investigator, davisa@up.edu.


About End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. Since 2000, ELNEC is a collaboration between City of Hope, Duarte, CA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC. The project, administered by City of Hope, provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in palliative care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students, practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals. Learn more

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