Fellow In Palliative Care Nursing

The designation of Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN®) is bestowed upon HPNA members, who are HPCC certified and have shown significant contributions to the field of palliative nursing and our specialty organizations. This privilege recognizes leadership and a visionary spirit. HPNA Fellows are nurses who have promoted and advanced both the specialty of palliative nursing and the mission of HPNA by Advancing Expert Care in Serious Illness. Their involvement with HPNA has strengthened the organization, benefitted our members, and forged a path for our growth.

The title of HPNA Fellow is more than recognition of one's accomplishments. It indicates a commitment to our field and our practice. HPNA Fellows are leading the way for the future of palliative nursing. These are our leaders in clinical care, research, management, advocacy, and policy.  Once inducted, HPNA Fellows are expected to fulfill this honor through continued commitment to both the specialty and the organization.

Criteria for FPCN® induction by the HPNA Board of Directors is described in both the preapplication checklist and the FPCN® application.

HPNA Fellow Preapplication Checklist
Summary of Process Involved with Revision of HPNA Fellow Application
Committees and Task Forces Eligible for Point Credits

A new application form will be available on July 1.  Applications will be open July 1 through August 31, 2018.

Application Form


Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN) Recipients

2018 

Joan Carpenter, PhD CRNP NP-C GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Lisa Lindley, PhD RN FPCN
Susan Lowey, PhD RN CHPN FPCN
Cynthia Stafford, MSN GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN

2017 

Abraham Brody, PhD RN GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Joan “Jody” Chrastek, DNP RN CHPN FPCN
Anne Hughes, PhD FNP-BC ACHPN ACRN FAAN FPCN
Seiko Izumi, PhD RN FPCN
Katy Lanz, DNP RN AGPCNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Deanne Patricia Sayles, MN RN CHPN FPCN
Denise Sheehan, PhD RN FPCN
Christy Torkildson, PhD RN PHN FPCN
Mary Kay Tyler, MSN CNP CHPCA FPCN
Christine Westphal, MSN ACNS ACHPN FPCN
Dorothy Wholihan, DNP AGPCNP-BC GNP-BC ACHPN FPCN

2016 

Kathleen Broglio, DNP ANP-BC ACHPN CPE FPCN
Verna L. Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD RN CHPPN FPCN
Joy R. Goebel, PhD MN RN FPCN
Kathie Kobler, MS APN PCNS-BC CHPPN FPCN
Masako Mayahara, PhD RN CHPN FPCN
Peg Nelson, MSN NP ACHPN FPCN
Denise Stahl, MSN ACHPN FPCN  

2015 

Holli Martinez, FNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Beverly Paukstis, RN MS CHPN CHPCA FPCN  

2014

Harleah Buck, PhD RN CHPN FPCN
Niki Koesel, MSN ANP ACHPN FPCN
Judith Lentz, RN MSN NHA FPCN
Marlene McHugh, DNP DCC ACHPN RN FPCN
Debra Wiegand, MBE PhD RN CCRN FAAN FPCN

2013

Marian Grant, DNP APRN ACHPN FPCN

2012

Patricia Berry, PhD APRN ACHPN FAAN FPCN
Karen Kehl, RN PhD ACHPN FPCN
Virginia Marshall, MSN ACNP-BC ACHPN FPCN
Kerstin McSteen Lappen, RN MS ACNS-BC ACHPN FPCN
Sandra Muchka, RN MSN ACNS-BC ACHPN FPCN

2011

Margaret L Campbell, PhD RN FPCN
Lyn Ceronsky, DNP GNP CHPCA FPCN
Barbara Head, PhD RN CHPN ACSW FPCN
Patricia Murphy, PhD APN FAAN FPCN
Jane C Sidwell, MSW RN CHPN FPCN

2010

Judy Bartel, MSN ACHPN CHPCA FPCN
Marilyn Bookbinder, PhD RN FPCN
Garrett Chan, PhD APRN ACHPN FAEN FPCN
Mary Ersek, PhD RN FAAN FPCN
Linda Gorman, MN RN PMHCNS-BC CHPN OCN FPCN
Mary Hersh, MSN CHPN FPCN
Jeanne Martinez, RN MPH CHPN FPCN
Polly Mazanec, PhD ACNP-BC AOCN FPCN
Bonnie Morgan, MA RN CHPN FPCN
Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD APRN ACHPN FPCN
Barbara Raudonis, PhD RN FNGNA FPCN
Janet Snapp, MSN OCN RN CHPN FPCN

2009

Tami Borneman, RN PHN MSN CNS FPCN
Patrick J. Coyne, MSN APRN ACHPN FAAN FPCN
Constance Dahlin, APRN BC ACHPN FPCN
Betty Ferrell, RN PhD FAAN FPCN
Jennifer Gentry, ACHPN FPCN
Carol Long, PhD RN FPCN
Maureen Lynch, MS APRN BC AOCN ACHPN FPCN
Margaret (Mimi) Mahon, PhD RN FAAN FPCN
Pam Malloy, MN RN OCN FPCN
Marianne Matzo, PhD GNP-BC FAAN FPCN
Bridget Montana, MS RN CNS MBA FPCN
Sally Norton, PhD RN FPCN
Elizabeth Ford Pitorak, MSN CNS FPCN
Roger Strong, PhD FPCN
Rose Virani, RNC MHA OCN FPCN