ELNEC Train-The-Trainer Courses in Collaboration with HPNA

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ELNEC-Core in Niagara Falls, New York
October 6-7, 2017

Preconferences/Workshops (NEW!)

  • Incorporating Principles of Palliative Care Across the Care Continuum: The Nurses Role.  Niagara Falls, NY, October 5, 2017
  • Leadership Intensive Workshop. Niagara Falls, NY, October 5, 2017

Upcoming Registration Deadlines:
Monday, Sept. 5, 2017 – Early Registration, ELNEC – Niagara Falls, NY
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 – All Registration, ELNEC – Niagara Falls, NY

Click here to download a sample agenda for the ELNEC Courses; this agenda includes both the Core and Pediatric Palliative Care sessions.

Meeting Locations and FAQs about current ELNEC Train-the-Trainer courses.

Hotel Information

Scholarships to this conference are available for HPNA members through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.  Visit advancingexpertcare.org/conference-scholarships for more.

Program Date Early Registration Fee Registration Fee
October 6-7, 2017 By Sept. 5: $575 Sept. 6 or later: $625
October 5, 2017 By Sept. 5: $365 Sept. 6 or later: $365


Online Registration (now open!)

Upcoming Registration Deadlines:
Monday, Sept. 5, 2017 – Early Registration, ELNEC – Omaha, NE
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 – All Registration, ELNEC – Omaha, NE

ELNEC is an acronym that stands for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. The course provides nurses with education in palliative care preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals. The ELNEC content is divided into modules. Each module is accompanied by objectives, outline, PowerPoint slides, talking points for each slide, references, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials. The modules include: Palliative Nursing Care at the End of Life; Pain Management; Symptom Management; Communication; Final Hours; Loss, Grief & Bereavement; Leadership; and Self Care. Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues are incorporated into the other modules.

Members of the interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend a national ELNEC train-the-trainer course. Interdisciplinary palliative care is essential and having other members of the healthcare team attend ELNEC enriches the experience. However, please note that ELNEC is written by nurses for nurses and the primary goal of ELNEC is to educate nurses providing palliative care and improving end of life care.

For our ELNEC courses:

  • Updated curricula / detailed syllables
  • Flash drive – contains entire syllabus, PowerPoint slides, supplemental teaching materials, extensive reference list
  • ELNEC Core participants receive the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing , 4th ed., 2015 (Editors: Betty Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, and Judy Paice)
  • ELNEC Pediatric Palliative Care participants receive the Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care, 1st ed., 2011 (Authors: Joanna Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, and Barbara Sourkes)
  • Leadership-building in palliative nursing
  • 10 communication vignettes/videos via flash drive
  • Updated resources for self-care
  • Six ELNEC modules reviewed (Introduction to Palliative Nursing, Pain Management, Symptom Management, Communication, Loss/Grief/Bereavement, and Final Hours with Ethical Considerations and Cultural/Spiritual Implications embedded in these six modules)
  • Continental breakfast and lunch both days
  • and much more

ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer

Nursing Contact Hours: 14.25
Designated Pharmacology Hours: 2.25

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-the-Trainer

Nursing Contact Hours: 14.25
Designated Pharmacology Hours: 2.25

Nursing contact hours will be awarded. Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information, please contact HPNA at 412-787-9301.

Other ELNEC courses available are ELNEC-DNP Palliative Oncology Care, ELNEC-APRN, ELNEC-Critical Care, ELNEC-Veterans.

Follow the link for the entire list of national ELNEC Courses

Next HPNA-ELNEC Courses


Niagara Falls, NY

October 6-7, 2017

Register Online

Download the Sample Agenda!

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