Shared Mission, Vision & Pillars

In January 2014, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC, formerly known as NBCHPN), met in Miami for the first-ever joint strategic planning session of the boards of directors. That meeting resulted in strategic and operational synergies that ultimately led the three organizations to adopt shared mission and vision statements, as well as common pillars of excellence.

Shared Mission

To Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness

Shared Vision

To Transform the Care and Culture of Serious Illness

Pillars of Excellence

The goal of Advancing Expert Care is to transform the care and culture of serious illness through six core strategies:

  • Ongoing evaluation and research into the educational needs of hospice and palliative professionals;
  • Designing programs, courses, and curriculum to advance expert care in serious illness;
  • Advancing research into best practices of hospice and palliative care, while supporting and developing palliative nurse researchers;
  • Developing nursing leadership programs at the local and national levels;
  • Enhancing nursing competence through certification; and
  • Creating programs to support and increase the number of nurses and other professionals, certified in hospice and palliative care.

Help Us Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness

Our goal is to transform the care and culture of serious illness, with a focus on closing the gap in what could be a critical shortage of hospice and palliative professionals needed to care for the aging Baby Boomer population.

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