Mission, Vision, and Pillars of Excellence

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

Shared Mission - To Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness
Shared Vision - To Transform the Care and Culture of Serious Illness
Pillars of Excellence - Education, Competence, Advocacy, Leadership, Research

We have identified five enterprise-wide global strategies from our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan:

  • Develop and implement an enterprise-wide marketing and communications programs;
  • Develop and make available best-in-class palliative care resources;
  • Solidify and strengthen relationships with organizations that can extend the reach of the organization;
  • Implement technology improvements and advances to position the organization for long-term growth and success; and
  • Expand and refine the employer program to drive continued growth. 

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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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