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Recent Activity

  • Have a Story to Share? HPNA is seeking members to highlight who have a story, clinical lesson, or a passion for hospice and palliative care to share on the HPNA podcast, Palliative Perspective. ...

     10-02-2023  |  Short Task (a few hours)

  • Volunteer Opportunity

    HPNA is seeking engaging faculty members to join the faculty pool for the ACHPN® and CHPN® certification review courses. The ideal faculty members will currently hold an HPCC ACHPN® and/or CHPN® certification ...

     11-01-2023  |  Small Project (up to 40 hours total)

  • HPCC is compiling a representative panel to participate in a Passing Point Study (PPS) for the APHSW-C and CHPPN ® examinations. We hope that you will consider volunteering to be a subject matter expert, ...

     12-01-2023  |  Quick Task (less than an hour)

  • Please sign in using your HPCC Login to complete the application process. If you have any issues logging in, contact info@hpna.org. The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) seeks hospice ...

     01-01-2024  |  Small Project (up to 40 hours total)

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Subject Matter Experts Needed! The Polaris RN modules for nurses new to hospice and palliative care (1-3 years) are being revised. We need SMEs to work with HPNA and an instructional ...

     09-01-2023  |  Small Project (up to 40 hours total)

  • Pediatric Experts Needed! HPNA is developing an e-learning module in pediatric pain management. The module will address: Pediatric Palliative Care Pain—Definitions/Classifications Pediatric ...

     09-01-2023  |  Small Project (up to 40 hours total)

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2023 - (open-ended)
    Online Opportunity
    Small Project (up to 40 hours total)

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday

    HPNA Chapter Leadership Virtual Event

    Oct 19, 15:00 - 18:00 (ET)

  • Friday

    ACHPN Live Virtual Certification Review Course

    Nov 10, 10:00 - 19:00 (ET)
    This instructor-led certification review course is designed to help prepare you for your upcoming Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) ACHPN certification exam.

  • Thursday

    ELNEC Pediatric Train-the-Trainer

    Dec 7, 10:00 - 19:00 (ET)
    ELNEC Pediatric Train-the-Trainer courses provide nurses with education in hospice and palliative nursing, preparing them to serve as instructors teaching this critical information to other nurses in the specialty.