Palliative Care Certificate Program

Beyond Hospice: An Advanced Education Model

The Palliative Care Certificate Program is temporarily unavailable for admission. The program is currently undergoing a review. Please check back in the future for further information

The University of Colorado College of Nursing Palliative Care Certificate program has been educating advanced practice nurses and generalist nurses to increase their knowledge, practice and evidence-base in palliative care since 2005. The essence of palliative care is a focus on holistic care within an interdisciplinary model to provide appropriate symptom management to improve quality of life in individuals having a chronic and/or life-threatening illness. The CU College of Nursing Palliative Care curriculum:

  • Includes three graduate courses offering advanced concepts in palliative care, complex symptom management, and leadership/business for palliative care programming
  • Prepares you to meet the needs of your patients and their families who are dealing with chronic illnesses
  • Helps you provide a voice for your patients
  • Provides a theory review for the Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) Certification Exam
  • Introduces a caring science framework into the practice of palliative care
  • Promotes change in the clinical climate toward palliative care

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