Mission, Vision, and Pillars of Excellence

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center have leveraged strategic and operational synergies and adopted mission statements, vision statements, and pillars of excellence. 

HPNA
Mission
 - Advance nursing expertise in hospice and palliative care through education, advocacy, leadership, and research.
Vision - Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative nursing care.
Pillars of Excellence - Education, Competence, Advocacy, Leadership, Research

HPNF
Mission -Support hospice and palliative research, education, and leadership development to advance expert nursing care.
Vision - Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative nursing care.
Pillars of Excellence -Impact, Partner, Sustainability

HPCC
Mission
 - HPCC is the premier national credentialing organization that advances expert care in serious illness through state-of-the-art certification of continuing competency in hospice and palliative care and research.
Vision - Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative care. 
Pillars of Excellence - Competence, Advocacy, Leadership, Research

2022-2025 HPNA Strategic Plan

The HPNA Board of Directors updated the mission and vision for the organization and used this renewed focus to create the 2022-2025 HPNA Strategic Plan. This plan holds members at the center of our work and focuses on four key priorities: Engagement, Growth, Resources, and Recognition.

Membership Engagement: Creating new opportunities for members to engage and volunteer with the organization is a priority for HPNA. These efforts will focus on the development of engagement pathways to support members and their career goals. This work will also foster a deeper sense of belonging to build a strong membership culture that focuses on inclusivity and networking.

Membership Growth: HPNA is focused on growth of the membership and organizational accountability for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Increasing membership while strengthening a culture that builds on relationships and invests in the next generation of hospice and palliative care nurses is key to success at HPNA.

Membership Resources: HPNA members drive the organization. Programs, products, and services are created based in input from HPNA members. HPNA is prioritizing an enhanced member experience through technology.

Membership Recognition: HPNA is dedicated to being the leading voice and guiding force in clinical expertise in hospice and palliative nursing. Showcasing success stories, advocating for our profession, and engaging our experts will be a critical component for moving the work of the organization forward. 

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association was established in 1986 and is the national professional organization that represents the specialty of palliative nursing, which includes hospice and palliative nurses. We support the profession through education programs, research initiatives, and advocacy.

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