"The information that I gained from these modules has completely changed my thinking on how palliative care can be used and integrated into the care and management of my patients with symptomatic chronic disease and not reserved only for the end of their life."

About Palliative Care Education

The Mission

The mission of Palliative Care Education is to provide an evidenced based approach to state-of-the-art palliative care education. Created and reviewed by a interdisciplinary team of experts, these seven comprehensive educational modules are designed to support professional development and clinical education.

The Need

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In the next four decades, people aged 65 and over will make up the largest percentage of the population.1 The ratio of people aged 65 and older to people aged 20-64 will rise by 80%. 1 The oldest of the 80 million baby boomers reached age 65 in 2011, and, of these, 37 million, or 6 out of 10, will be living with more than one chronic disease or multiple chronic condition by 2030. 2 Currently, 70% of Americans are living with and dying from symptomatic chronic diseases. 2 Nurses who are knowledgeable and skilled in the use and implementation of palliative care in the care and management of chronic symptomatic disease – will help to promote optimal care and improved outcomes for this escalating patient population.

The Program

Palliative Care Education offers seven modules for 10 CNE credits. Successful completion of each module will provide the associated CNE credit. Those who complete all eight modules will obtain a Palliative Care Nursing Education Certificate of Completion from the Georgia Nurses Association. To get started, register an account.

1 Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Committee on Population Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, 2012.
 2 Institutes of Medicine, 2012.