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 a common pillars of excellence. 

HPNA and HPNF Mission - Advance nursing expertise in hospice and palliative care through education, advocacy, leadership, and research.
HPNA and HPNF Vision - Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative nursing care.

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.
HPCC Vision - Every person living with serious illness receives equitable, comprehensive, and innovative hospice and palliative care. 

Pillars of Excellence - Education, Competence, Advocacy, Leadership, Research

 

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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The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center is the only organization that offers specialty certification to the hospice and palliative nursing team. Over 14,500 health care professionals hold HPCC credentials that establish a professional commitment to safe, ethical, and evidence-based care.

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The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides professional development opportunities to qualified members of the hospice and palliative care team. We depend on the generous spirit of donors to financially support our mission.

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