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Advancing Expert Care is the groundbreaking campaign launched collaboratively by HPNF, HPNA and HPCC (formerly NBCHPN).  The goal of our $5 million campaign is to transform the care and culture of serious illness by advancing expert care in serious illness.


Ours is an ambitious agenda. We have already raised more than $1 million in gifts and pledges, which represents more than 20 percent of our campaign goal!  But we can't stop there.  If we are to truly transform the care and culture of serious illness, then we need your help.  To that end, we are asking you to partner with us by making a financial contribution to support our campaign initiatives. Individuals battling serious illness - as well as their families - deserve to have access to the best palliative care possible, and we are committed to seeing that goal become a reality.  Click here to give, Advancing Expert Care.







Applications are now open for the following opportunities:

1 Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing

7 Certification Scholarships

10 Conference Scholarships to the 2015 AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly (Registration for conference has opened!)

Deadline for applications is December 1st! 



IOM Report 

Webinar of IOM Report - Dying in America: IOM Recommendations and Next Steps for Stakeholders

November 10, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

To register, please visit<>. If clicking on this link does not work, please copy and paste the URL into your browser. The link to submit questions and comments for the presenters is<>.


Institute of Medicine released report: Addressing Key End-of-Life Issues on

September 17, 2014. For full details:



2014 HPNA Leadership Weekend

Click here to view HPNF presentation (ppt), "How Do I Apply?  HPNF Scholarships, Grants & Awards" given at the 2014 HPNA Leadership Weekend, July 18 - 20, 2014.






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Marge Maisto has been elected to the position of President-Elect, HPNF Board of Directors.  Congratulations to Ms. Maisto who will assume these responsibilities immediately.  View press release Marge Maisto.



Publication of Study by 2010 Recipient Barbara A. Head, HPNA President, In Journal of Palliative Medicine

Job Satisfaction, Intent To Stay, and Recommended Job Improvements: The Palliative Nursing Assistant Speaks

Barbara A. Head, Karla T. Washington, John Myers

Journal of Palliative Medicine. November 2013, 16(11): 1356-1361.

Click here for free access to this study:





2014 Certification Scholarship Recipients 

Lori Ann Browne, CHPN®

Celeste Noone MacArthur, CHPN®

Akiko Morimoto, CHPN®

Lisa Wild, CHPN®


2014 Chapter Education Grants 

Minnesota Chapter - Promoting our Minnesota Chapter and its Programs Through Technology

Piedmont (GA) Chapter - ELNEC Core Training


2014 Individual Education Scholarships

Bachelor's Level

Barbara J. Olson, RN, CHPN®

Master's Level

Diana Cardella, RN, BSN, CHPN®

Jacqueline Hart, BSN, CHPN®

Doctorate Level

Han-Lin Chi, RN, BSN, MSN, CHPN®

Carma Erickson-Hurt, ACHPN®


2014 HPNA-Sponsored Conference Scholarship Recipients - Registration for the 2014 Clinical Practice Forum in Pittsburgh, PA

Dorothy Guntli, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Tarpon Springs, FL

Sarah P. Recio, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Cranberry Twp., PA

Loretta Scroggs, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Olmsted Township, OH

Janice Servick, RN, BSN ~ Wexford, PA

Paula Turpening, MN ~ Gainesville, FL



Sigma Theta Tau International/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant
Maureen Metzger, PhD, RN (Alpha Alpha and Epsilon Xi Chapters, USA), and her team will be awarded the Sigma Theta Tau International/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant for the study "A Randomized Controlled Trial of SPIRIT-HF: An Intervention to Prepare LVAD Patients and Their Surrogates for End-of-Life Decision-Making." The aim of this study is to test end-of-life communication interventions designed to prepare patients with LVADs and their surrogate decision-makers for end-of-life decision-making.


PDIA Nursing Leadership Award

HPNF has announced that Kathryn Lanz, DNP, AGPCNP, ACHPN®, is the recipient of the 2014 Project on Death in America (PDIA) Nursing Leadership Award in Palliative Care.  The honor was presented March 13, 2014 at the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in San Diego, CA.  View press release Kathryn Lanz.



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