Upcoming Nursing Research and Education Conferences, 2014-2015
National ELNEC Courses
For more information about ELNEC & registration, please visit:  www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec
*Indicates course offered and sponsored by Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • June 26-27, 2014: Washington, DC
  • *June 18-19, 2014: St. Paul, MN
  • *July 29-30, 2014: Washington, DC
  • *Oct. 20-22, 2014: Orlando, FL
  • *July 29-30, 2014: Chicago, IL
ELNEC-Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Aug. 21-22, 2014: Portland, OR
More Educational Opportunities
All courses offer CE and/or CME units. Please contact us for more information.
Spiritual Care at the Heart of Patient-Centered Care
This two day course will provide transdisciplinary healthcare professionals the opportunity to focus on aspects of spiritual care needs of patients throughout the trajectory of illness, as well as address their own spiritual care needs. This conference will focus on providing insight and strategies for better spiritual care of patients in the areas of communication, pediatrics, social work and chaplaincy, palliative medicine, psychology, survivorship, soul pain, prisons and, other cultures.  Also covered are issues of forgiveness, anger with God, and a physician’s personal insight into her own spiritual needs as a patient and how that ultimately affected her practice. Contact, Yvonne Rodriguez: yvrodriguez@coh.org 626-256-4673 ext. 62987
Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course
Visit the course website. and contact: Maggie Johnson, mjohnson@coh.org 626-256-4673 ext. 63202
  • August 26, 27, 28, 2014: Pasadena, CA
Preparing Professional Nurses for Cancer Survivorship Care
Visit the course website. or contact: Liz Gourdine: mgourdine@coh.org 626-256-4673 ext. 63488
Clinical Trials Training
Contact: Liz Gourdine, mgourdine@coh.org 626-256-4673 ext. 63488
  • October 9-10, 2014: Monrovia, CA
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New! Palliative Care Communication Training for Improved Quality of Care
This free two day grant-funded course will provide communication training for palliative care  professionals. The curriculum is appropriate for all core disciplines (physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain).  Participants will be comprised of competitively selected two-person teams from California palliative care programs. Using a goal directed method of teaching, faculty will help teams develop three goals for implementing process improvement related to communication. Goals will be followed at six and nine months post-course. Please contact Lisa Kilburn, pallcarecomm@coh.org for more information and to apply.