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 Sally Welsh, 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 HPNA 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 Todd Smith at 412-282-8206 or email at todds@hpna.org
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. 

Refer and Reward

Refer colleague companies and/or agencies to the program through “Refer and Reward” and receive for your company one complimentary membership, exam voucher, core curriculum, and online review course, and one complimentary registration for the next HPNA Clinical Practice Forum.

Employer Partner Program - Refer and Reward

Find a Friend

Criteria for participation in the program is generally through the purchase of 10 or more HPNA memberships and/or 10 HPCC certifications, but some companies or organizations are not able to meet the criteria on their own.  Through the “Find a Friend” program, multiple companies can partner together for a combined agreement, and reap the benefits of the program.

Employer Partner Program - Find a Friend

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 call 412-282-8206 for more details or to discuss the custom solution that works for your organization.

Employer Partner Program - Agency Supporters


  • Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care (Madison, WI)
  • Alacare Home Health and Hospice (Birmingham, AL)
  • Alive Hospice (Nashville, TN)
  • Ambercare Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Angela Hospice Homecare Inc (Livonia, MI)
  • Arkansas Hospice (North Little Rock, AR)
  • Asante Hospice (Medford, OR)
  • Atrium Health (Kannapolis, NC)
  • Avow Hospice (Naples, FL)
  • Bluegrass Care Navigators (Lexington, KY)
  • Caris Healthcare (Knoxville, TN)
  • Catholic Hospice and Palliative Care Services (Miami Lakes, FL)
  • Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care (Onteonta, NY)
  • Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions (Casper, WY)
  • Chapters Health System (Temple Terrace, FL)
  • Circle of Life Hospice (Springdale, AR)
  • Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care (Salisbury, MD)
  • Columbus Hospice of Georgia & Alabama (Columbus, GA)
  • Community Hospice (Modesto, CA)
  • Compassus (Brentwood, TN)
  • Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care (Tavares, FL)
  • Covenant Care (Pensacola, FL)
  • Crater Community Hospice Inc (Petersburg, VA)
  • Crossroads Hospice (Dayton, OH)
  • Dignity Hospice (Chapmanville, WV)
  • Empath Health (Suncoast Hospice) (Clearwater, FL)
  • Guthrie Hospice (Towanda, PA)
  • HealthPartners Hospice and Palliative Care (Bloomington, MN)
  • Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd (Rome, GA)
  • Hinds Hospice (Fresno, CA)
  • Homeland Hospice (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Providence, RI)
  • Hospice and Community Care (Lancaster, PA)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region (Charlotte, NC)
  • Hospice Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Hospice Care of South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Hospice Care / Palliative Care of the Lowcountry (Bluffton, SC)
  • Hospice Compassus NE Iowa (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Hospice Family Care (Huntsville, AL)
  • Hospice of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Hospice of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
  • Hospice of East Texas (Tyler, TX) 
  • Hospice of Miami County (Troy, OH)
  • Hospice of Michigan/Arbor Hospice (Detroit, MI)
  • Hospice of North Idaho (Hayden, IA)
  • Hospice of Spokane (Spokane, WA) 
  • Hospice of the Comforter (Altamonte Springs, FL)
  • Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc. (Brunswick, GA)
  • Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve (Cleveland, OH)
  • Hospice of Tift Area (Tifton, GA)
  • Hospice of Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, TX)
  • Hospice Savannah (Savannah, GA)
  • HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc. (Pittsfield, MA)
  • Infinity Hospice Care (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Ingalls Hospice (Harvey, IL)
  • Iowa City Hospice (Iowa City, IA)
  • Jack Byrne Center (Lebanon, NH)
  • JourneyCare (Barrington, IL)
  • Kindred Hospice (San Marcos, TX)
  • Main Line Health System (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Mary Washington Hospice (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Mercy Health at Home (Rockford, IL)
  • Mercy Hospice (St. Louis, MO) 
  • Ohio’s Hospice (Dayton, OH)
  • Old Colony Hospice (Randolph, MA)
  • Optum (Eden Prairie, MN)
  • Parker Jewish Institute (New Hyde Park, NY)
  • Partners in Home Care (Missoula, MT)
  • Pikes Peak Hospice (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • ProMedica (Sylvania, OH)
  • Residential Hospice (Troy, MI)
  • Rice Hospice (Willmar, MN)
  • Rockbridge Area Hospice (Lexington, VA)
  • Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care (Pueblo, CO)
  • Schneck Medical Center (Seymour, IN)
  • Serenity Hospice and Home (Oregon, IL)
  • Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (Sheboygan Falls, WI)
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice (Edgewood, KY)
  • Tidewell Hospice (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
  • Transitions LifeCare (Raleigh, NC)
  • Treasure Health (Fort Pierce, FL)
  • TrustBridge Health (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Care New England (Warwick, RI)
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County (Indiana, PA)
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (New York, NY)


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 - (Criteria for the 2019 Employer of the Year Award will be posted soon!)

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