Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing

In support of HPNA’s mission “To Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness,” the HPNA Board of Directors initiated the Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN®) designation. This honor is intended for our members who are nursing experts and leaders in the areas of education and management/leadership.  This would include clinicians; association, organizational, or healthcare leaders or executives; academic faculty; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs.

Invitation to this Fellows program is more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. HPNA Fellows in Palliative Care Nursing have a responsibility to engage with other health care leaders in transforming palliative nursing.

Once approved by HPNA as a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing, the applicant is awarded the designation Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing or FPCN®.

Applicants for FPCN® must:

  • Be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
  • Be a current member of HPNA with evidence of continuous membership and active participation in the association over the past five (5) years.
  • Provide evidence of progressive leadership over the past five (5) years with professional activity in the field of palliative nursing.
  • Show significant commitment to the advancement of the art and science in the field of palliative nursing.

Contact Person: Holly Nesbitt.  Email: hollyn@hpna.org. Phone: 412-787-9301

Applications are due each year in early September.    Download Current Application

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of February, 2017

Abraham Brody, PhD RN GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Joan “Jody” Chrastek, DNP RN CHPN FPCN
Anne Hughes, PhD FNP-BC ACHPN ACRN FAAN FPCN
Seiko Izumi, PhD RN FPCN
Katy Lanz, DNP RN AGPCNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Deanne Patricia Sayles, MN RN CHPN FPCN
Denise Sheehan, PhD RN FPCN
Christy Torkildson, PhD RN PHN FPCN
Mary Kay Tyler, MSN CNP CHPCA FPCN
Christine Westphal, MSN ACNS ACHPN FPCN
Dorothy Wholihan, DNP AGPCNP-BC GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2016

Kathleen Broglio, DNP ANP-BC ACHPN CPE FPCN
Verna L. Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD RN CHPPN FPCN
Joy R. Goebel, PhD MN RN FPCN
Kathie Kobler, MS APN PCNS-BC CHPPN FPCN
Masako Mayahara, PhD RN CHPN FPCN
Peg Nelson, MSN NP ACHPN FPCN
Denise Stahl, MSN ACHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of February, 2015

Holli Martinez, FNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Beverly Paukstis, RN MS CHPN CHPCA FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2014

Harleah Buck, PhD RN CHPN FPCN
Niki Koesel, MSN ANP ACHPN FPCN
Judith Lentz, RN MSN NHA FPCN
Marlene McHugh, DNP DCC ACHPN RN FPCN
Debra Wiegand, MBE PhD RN CCRN FAAN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2013

Marian Grant, DNP APRN ACHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2012

Patricia Berry, PhD APRN ACHPN FAAN FPCN
Karen Kehl, RN PhD ACHPN FPCN
Virginia Marshall, MSN ACNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Kerstin McSteen Lappen, RN MS ACNS-BC ACHPN FPCN
Sandra Muchka, RN MSN ACNS-BC ACHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of February, 2011

Margaret L Campbell, PhD RN FPCN
Lyn Ceronsky, DNP GNP CHPCA FPCN
Barbara Head, PhD RN CHPN ACSW FPCN
Patricia Murphy, PhD APN FAAN FPCN
Jane C Sidwell, MSW RN CHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2010

Judy Bartel, MSN ACHPN CHPCA FPCN
Marilyn Bookbinder, PhD RN FPCN
Garrett Chan, PhD APRN ACHPN FAEN FPCN
Mary Ersek, PhD RN FAAN FPCN
Linda Gorman, MN RN PMHCNS-BC CHPN OCN FPCN
Mary Hersh, MSN CHPN FPCN
Jeanne Martinez, RN MPH CHPN FPCN
Polly Mazanec, PhD ACNP-BC AOCN FPCN
Bonnie Morgan, MA RN CHPN FPCN
Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD APRN ACHPN FPCN
Barbara Raudonis, PhD RN FNGNA FPCN
Janet Snapp, MSN OCN RN CHPN FPCN

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing inductees of March, 2009

Tami Borneman, RN PHN MSN CNS FPCN
Patrick J. Coyne, MSN APRN ACHPN FAAN FPCN
Constance Dahlin, APRN BC ACHPN FPCN
Betty Ferrell, RN PhD FAAN FPCN
Jennifer Gentry, ACHPN FPCN
Carol Long, PhD RN FPCN
Maureen Lynch, MS APRN BC AOCN ACHPN FPCN
Margaret (Mimi) Mahon, PhD RN FAAN FPCN
Pam Malloy, MN RN OCN FPCN
Marianne Matzo, PhD GNP-BC FAAN FPCN
Bridget Montana, MS RN CNS MBA FPCN
Sally Norton, PhD RN FPCN
Elizabeth Ford Pitorak, MSN CNS FPCN
Roger Strong, PhD FPCN
Rose Virani, RNC MHA OCN FPCN

2017 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing Inductees
    • Abraham Brody, PhD RN GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
    • Joan “Jody” Chrastek, DNP RN CHPN FPCN
    • Anne Hughes, PhD FNP-BC ACHPN ACRN FAAN FPCN
    • Seiko Izumi, PhD RN FPCN
    • Katy Lanz, DNP RN AGPCNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
    • Deanne Patricia Sayles, MN RN CHPN FPCN
    • Denise Sheehan, PhD RN FPCN
    • Christy Torkildson, PhD RN PHN FPCN
    • Mary Kay Tyler, MSN CNP CHPCA FPCN
    • Christine Westphal, MSN ACNS ACHPN FPCN
    • Dorothy Wholihan, DNP AGPCNP-BC GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN

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