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.


  • If you are planning to certify or recertify your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN, CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2021
  • If you earned or recertified your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2021
    If you earned or recertified your credential in September, October, November, or December 2020, you are eligible to apply
  • 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  


  • Amber Ballard, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Hayley Bustos, RN, MSN, FNPC, ACHPN
  • Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Melody Draper, MSN, NP-C, ACHPN
  • Amy Dykman, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tyler Fair, CNA
  • Dorothy Harsen, MSN, FNP, GNP, ACHPN
  • Leighanne Hartman, MSN, RN, CHPN, CCRC
  • Clare Ironside, FNP-BC
  • Benjamin Keigley, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Brittany Kettles, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Samantha Langley, MSN, APRN, AGCNSBC
  • Susan Lee, PhD, RN, CNP, ACHPN, FAAN
  • Eleanor Melton, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Kristin Le Ann Mills, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Andrew Patrick-Baudet, MBA, RN, CHPN, CHPCA
  • Thea Peck, RN, CHPN
  • Caroline Rohr Martinek, MPH, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Jennifer Ruff, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Cynthia Werhane, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Robin Wilson, MSN, RN, CCM, CHPN


  • 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


  • 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
  • Penny Lynn Smith, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Charonne Sutherland, RN, CHPN
  • Lisa Wild, RN, CHPN


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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