Educational Resources

The HPNA Educational Department offers several resources that can help you on your educational journey. You can become an HPNA Approved Educator, find extra resources as an APRN, apply for a scholarship for a conference or to earn a degree, and much more.  Find out more about our offerings below.

Approved Educators

The HPNA Approved Educator Program recognizes the importance of high-quality continuing nursing education and skills-based competency program offerings by providing a pathway for registered nurses to become knowledgeable presenters in the field.  Click the links to find out more details about the HPNA Approved Educator Program

Palliative Care APRN Resources

We offer several programs specifically created for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).  Our Palliative Care APRN Externship at five national locations is a five day immersion course with faculty from leading palliative care programs across the country. The goal is to provide extensive primary palliative education to enrich competency to care for patients with serious illness.  We also provide a list of available Palliative Care APRN Fellowships across the country, for those looking for a fellowship.  Follow the links to learn more. 


There are several education-related scholarships and grants available through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.  These include conference scholarships to events, individual education scholarships to nursing professionals earning academic degrees, grants for educational programs through HPNA chapters, and more.  Follow the link to our grants and scholarships page to find out more details.   

Standards for Clinical Education

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association publishes our Standards for Clinical Education as a way to define the basic standards and criteria needed to promote quality palliative nursing education.  Created by nurses for nurses, this document helps identify palliative nursing and specific types of clinical experiences in the field.