Online Continuing Education

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HPNA's online continuing education offerings are designed based on current healthcare trends, clinical topics related to care for the patient and family, and practice challenges related to, and in collaboration with, other members of the inter professional team. Our faculty have the knowledge, experience, and expertise in the activity content and are committed to promoting quality care for individuals with serious illness through nursing continuing professional development. Learning activities are intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and RNs' pursuit of their professional career goals. Offerings are designed to improve the professional practice of nursing and to positively impact patient, system, and/or population outcomes (ANCC 2016). 

Our online enduring learning activities provide members access to up-to-date, convenient, self-paced offerings and real-time printing of CE certificates for archival filing. Nurses who participate in HPNA's formal activities can accrue continuing education (CE) and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours to further their professional development and advance their knowledge in caring for patients and families with serious illness. In addition, all HPNA's formal professional development offerings meet the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center's (HPCC's) Hospice and Palliative Accrual for Recertification (HPAR) requirements towards HPCC recertification. 

Refund Policy
No refunds are permitted on purchases of eLearning courses through HPNA University.

Current Online Offerings

HPNA's online enduring learning activities can be found on HPNA University. Follow the links below to open our current library. Offerings can be accessed by clicking on the HPNA University logo below or to the right, and viewing the blue classroom menu to the left. Members should log in to their HPNA account before selecting an activity. 

Current eLearning Courses 
Microlearning Skills-Based Sessions
HPNA's microlearning sessions are short informational learning sessions that are specifically focused on one topic. Session times typically range from 10-20 minutes and are designed for skill-based understanding. These informal sessions are not eligible for CE award. 
Nursing Assistant Education
These activities are not eligible for CE award. Learners will receive a certificate denoting successful completion for their records. 

Continuing Education Activity Access

For those who have already registered above for a course, click on the link or on the graphic below to access HPNA University.

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Non-members can participate in our formal educational offerings by purchasing through the HPNA Store.
 Click on the link of the activity you want to complete and follow the prompts for purchase. Then, click on the HPNA University graphic for access. You can always save by joining HPNA before you sign up and purchase a course. 

HPNA Membership Information

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a continuing education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing.



The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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