Employer Partner Program

Support Your Nursing Care Team with Professional Development and Educational Opportunities

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center created the Employer Partner Program to partner with employers and support their nursing care teams through education and certification. The highly successful HPCC Employer Supporter Program, created in 2001 to highlight those supporting certification, has now merged into the Employer Partner Program to offer those supporting programs additional opportunities. 

According to Ginger Marshall, CEO of both organizations as well as HPNF, "By supporting hospice and palliative nursing education and certification among its staff, these employers are advancing the quality of care available to the thousands of people who need pain management and end-of-life nursing services each year."

Education and certification are ways to help validate the competence and knowledge of the nursing staff and the Employer Partner Program is a way to help focus greater attention on the importance of nursing in the delivery of hospice and palliative care services. To qualify for participation, employers must guarantee a minimum of 10 HPNA memberships and/or 10 HPCC certification exams over a 12 month period

Benefits to becoming a member of the Employer Partner Program include:
  • Volume discounts on HPNA memberships and educational resources
  • Volume discounts on HPCC certification exams and recertification
  • Volume discounts on HPNA Career Center job postings
  • Employer portal 
  • Company recognition on our website
  • Employer of the Year Award opportunity
  • Regular newsletter
  • Awards luncheon at the Annual Assembly
  • Official member certificate for your office wall
  • Special offer alerts
  • And many more....

 
To become a member of the Employer Partner Program or to request additional information, contact either Todd Smith at todds@hpna.org or 412-282-8206. To qualify for participation, employers must guarantee a minimum of 10 HPNA memberships and/or 10 HPCC certification exams over a 12 month period. 

Follow the link below for literature on the program. We also offer other ways to save, including the options listed below.  

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Employer Partner Program


Employer Partner Program Options

Subscription Program

The Corporate Subscription Program allows your organization to be the primary subscriber and provides for ranges of nurses to participate in HPNA membership and educational resources. A discount on HPCC certification exams is also included in this program. The overall commitment is greater, but it allows for greater rewards. Participation levels based on number of estimated nurse members. Please call for an individual quote. 

Employer Partner Program - Subscription Program  

POLARIS for Employer Partners

HPNA is excited to announce POLARIS, a new state-of-the-art eLearning resource for hospice and palliative nurses. POLARIS provides 13 modules that are designed to offer essential practice knowledge for early career hospice and palliative nurses. The multimedia modules are crafted with short bursts of information that are incorporated into practical application through engaging learning activities. The modules are filled with case studies, videos, and recommended learning activities for independent or preceptor-assisted learning that supports critical thinking skills. 

Employer Partner Program - POLARIS

On-Site Certification Review Course

This program is designed for employers looking to certify 25 or more registered nurses as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Two nationally certified HPNA designated faculty members are provided to facilitate the course, including a 30-day post program window for questions. Course materials are provided, and RN participants may earn both certified nursing education (CNE) hours and 4.0 pharmacotherapeutic category 1 designated credit hours.

Employer Partner Program - On-Site Certification Review Course

The general participation criteria for the Employer Partner Program is either a minimum of 10 HPNA memberships and/or 10 HPCC certifications, and initial advance payment is requested.
Contact Todd Smith at todds@hpna.org or 412-282-8206 for more details or to discuss the custom solution that works for your organization.

Catch us at these upcoming events...  

Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care  |  March 18-21, 2020  |  San Diego, CA

Hosted by HPNA and AAHPM, the Annual Assembly is a 3-day event that brings together more than 3,400 hospice and palliative clinicians to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care. Learn More

AAHPM State of the Science  |  March 21-22, 2020  |  San Diego, CA

The purpose of this meeting is to support and advance the science of hospice and palliative care by fostering community and multidisciplinary collaboration, building capacity through investigator development, and sharing cutting-edge research by scientists at all career stages. Learn More .

NHPCO Leadership & Advocacy Conference  |  March 25-27, 2020  | Washington, D.C.

This conference brings together hospice and palliative care leaders to exchange ideas, strategies, and solutions. This year's focus is on strengthening your organization and connecting with other leaders in the field. Learn More .

HPNA Clinical Practice Forum |  September 10-12, 2020  |  Dallas, TX

This 3-day evidence-based, interactive clinical gathering explores advancements in palliative nursing. Attendees will examine the latest best practices, advance their knowledge of caring for patients with serious illness, and network with other professionals within the hospice and palliative nursing specialty. Learn More  .


Employer Partner Program - Agency Supporters

 

    

Employer of the Year Award

The Employer of the Year Award is an annual award presented to an organization that has provided sustained support of their employees through education and certification programs for hospice and palliative caregivers. The first award was presented in 2006 to Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA. Columbus Hospice continues to demonstrate support of its nurses and their certification accomplishments. Follow the link below for award criteria, selection information, and details about the award.  

Employer of the Year Award

If you have any further questions regarding the Employer Partner Program or the Employer of the Year Award, please contact either Todd Smith at 412-282-8206 or todds@hpna.org,.