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. 

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
  • Volume discounts on HPNA Career Center job postings
  • Employee activity reports
  • 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, or Brittney Stock at brittneys@hpna.org or 412-787-9320. The participation criteria for the Employer Partner Program is either a minimum of 10 HPNA memberships and/or 10 HPCC certifications. 

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


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  

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

Clinical Orientation Program 

This Clinical Orientation Program is an education program created specifically for the RN who is new to hospice and palliative care. The program is based on The Clinical Orientation Guide for the Hospice and Palliative Nurse (2019) which approaches the orientation process utilizing sound clinical judgement and evidence-based practice standards as the foundation for palliative and hospice nursing clinical practice. This program provides attendees a self-assessment tool and CNE hours for successful completion, and can help increase retention and satisfaction of the nursing staff.

Employer Partner Program - Clinical Orientation Program  

Nursing Assistant Plan

This is a corporate package program specifically created for nursing assistants. This includes one CHPNA certification exam, three nursing assistant publications, and one HPNA membership for one low price per person.

Employer Partner Program - Nursing Assistant Plan

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, or Brittney Stock at brittneys@hpna.org or 412-787-8230 for more details or to discuss the custom solution that works for your organization.

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, or Brittney Stock at 412-787-8320 or brittneys@hpna.org.