Certification Scholarships


These scholarships provide reimbursement of certification fees to eligible individuals and are valid for those earning a new Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center certification or those who are renewing their current HPCC certification. The scholarships are competitive and individuals are selected from the applicant pool by the HPCC certification scholarship review committee and approved by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation board members. Due to delays caused by Covid-19 and new application processing procedures, HPNF is looking to award more than 25 scholarships before the end of the year. 

Eligibility:

  • If you earned or recertified your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2020
  • Personally pay for the exam or HPAR fee
  • Individuals who have been reimbursed for their certification/recertification fees by any other institution or organization are not eligible for this scholarship

To Apply:

  • Submit a completed certification scholarship application including all required attachments
  • One professional letter of reference from a supervisor or colleague, preferably a nurse, on professional letterhead
  • Resume or CV 2 pages or less
  • Essay describing:
  1. Your dedication to hospice and palliative care
  2. Your commitment to volunteerism
  3. Your professional goals (short/long-term, sharing knowledge with colleagues, involvement in activities at local, state, or national levels, and commitment to lifelong learning)
  4. Why certification is important to you

Certification Scholarship Application    

Certification Scholarship Recent Recipients  

2019

  • Holly Lynn Clanton, BSN, CCRN, CHPN
  • Michelle Cooley, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN
  • Erin R. Currie, PhD, RN, CPLC
  • Rebecca Lynn Edwards, DNP, APRN, ACNP, AOCNP, ACHPN
  • Brandi Holloway, MSN, RN, CNL, CHPN
  • Lisa Kenney, MA, CHPNA
  • Katelyn Linker, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tiffani L. McKenna, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Theresa Pietras, RN, CHPN
  • Sharon Seaton, RN BSN CHPN HCS-D, HCS-O

2018

  • Geraldine Abbatiello, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN, RN-BC
  • Alexander Ambuehl, RN, CHPN
  • Nanci Berg, ANP, ACHPN
  • Anne Cantine, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Rayona Canty, CHPNA
  • Rebecca Cline, RN, CHPN
  • Susan Compton, RN, MSN
  • Georgia Hantzsche, CNA, CHPNA
  • Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/Ed, RN, CHPN
  • Lisa Ilene Machlin, RN, IBCLC, CPLC
  • Youngsook Theresa Olsson, DNP, FNP-BS, RN, ACHPN
  • Eugenia Parlet, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Yvonne Patton, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Kathy Plakovic, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN
  • William Rosa, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC, CCRN-CMC
  • Penny Lynn Smith, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Charonne Sutherland, RN, CHPN
  • Lisa Wild, RN, CHPN

2017

  • Susan Irene Alexander, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Erica C. Bolar, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CHPN
  • Lauren Crandall, BSN, RN, CHPPN
  • Kristin Fox, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Susan Grasse, BSN, RN, CHPNA
  • Jennifer Jolly Grinage, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Melinda Marie Hansen, RN, MS, ACNS, ACHPN
  • Vicki T. Haye, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Rebecca Hoh, BSN, RN, OCN, CHPN
  • Daniek Mackenzie, BSN, RN, CHPCA, CHPN
  • Suzanne Markham, LPN, CHPLN
  • Carol J. Nichols, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Julia Janelle Rivera, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • William Rosa, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC, CCRN-CMC

2016

  • Jerene Renee Aldinger, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN
  • Patricia Ringos Beach, MSN, RN, ACHPN, AOCN
  • Sharon Benson, CBCN, MS, FNP-C, ACHPN
  • Sheila Brandonburg, RN, CHPN
  • Cindy Capen, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tracy Cain English, ARNP, DNP
  • Carrie Gardner, BSN, RN, MHR, CHPN
  • James R. Huff, LPN, CHPLN
  • Marilyn Jira, RN, CHPN
  • Tara Lauria, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Eleanor Melton, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN

2015

  • Amiee Blumenchein, RN, CHPN
  • Holly Clanton, RN, BSN, CCRN, CHPN
  • Ann Coyle, RNC, BS,-P, CPLC
  • J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN, ACHPN
  • Brian Fikes, APN-BC, ACHPN
  • Sally Flores, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN, PCN, MA, PMin
  • Jennifer Fournier, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, AOCN, CHPN
  • Ellen Henahan, RN, CHPN
  • Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, RN, PhD, CHPPN
  • Sandra Monk, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tamara Scott, RN, MSN, CPNP,CPON, CHPPN
  • Mary Schueller, MSN, RN, AOCNS, CHPN
  • Paula Turpening, NM, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Mercedia White, RN, CHPN
  • Rhiana Wiggins, BSN, RN, CHPN

2014

  • Lori Ann Browne, CHPN
  • Dawn Marie Gebhart, RN, CHPN
  • Rebecca Vreeman Hoden, RN, CHPN
  • Heidi C. Lee, RN, CHPN
  • Celeste Noone MacArthur, CHPN
  • Akiko Morimoto, CHPN
  • John Nkata, CHPNA
  • Theresaann Marie Pietras, RN, BSN, CCRN, CHPN
  • William James Saalfeld, RN, CCRN, CHPN
  • Lisa Wild, CHPN

2013

  • Deborah Brunelle, CHPN
  • JoAnne Chitwood, CHPN
  • Carol Jean Cullinan, CHPN
  • Linda Figura, CHPLN
  • Betty I. Hunter, CHPN
  • Carma Erickson-Hurt, ACHPN
  • Denise Marie Kassal, CHPNA
  • Megan Feeney King, CHPN
  • Patricia A. Lee, CHPN
  • Lisa Ann Levy, CHPN
  • Deanna R. Tansey, CHPN
  • Heron  Faith Warren, ACHPN
  • Brenda Wilkerson, CHPN

2012

  • Sandra L. Aligarbes, CHPN
  • Renee Baird, CHPN
  • David Christopher Free, CHPN
  • Michelle Marie Goffinet, CHPLN
  • Rosa W. Goldberg, CHPN
  • Susan Ellen Frost Morin, CHPN
  • Quinten Robertson, CHPN
  • Roxanne Lee Rowe, CHPN
  • Julie Ann Rudolph, CHPN
  • Sharon Seabolt, CHPN
  • Pamela Woo, ACHPN
  • Diane Yorke, CHPPN