Awards & Recognition

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC), and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF) offer various opportunities annually for members, certificants, and others to be recognized for their contributions toward advancing expert care in serious illness. Annual awards recognize the work of all hospice and palliative care professionals from across the country, as well as friends of HPNA, HPCC, and HPNF.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Awards

Vanguard Award
Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Distinguished Nursing Practice Award
Distinguished Nursing Researcher Award
New Investigator Research Award
Presidential Citation Award

Previous Awards

Chapter Communication Award
Recruitment and Retention Award
Outstanding Research Abstract Award
Outstanding Research Poster Award
Member Volunteer Recognition
Award for Innovation in Palliative Nursing 
Marion Ryan Artistry in Palliative Nursing