HPNA is a membership organization for individual members of the nursing team working in the specialty of palliative nursing across the life span continuum.
Ø Incorporated in 1986 as the Hospice Nurses Association, the organization was created to establish a network and support for nurses in this specialty. In 1998, HPNA formally added palliative care to the organization to recognize the needs of nurses working in palliative care settings separate from hospice. It is a 501C (6) organization.
Ø HPNA has become the nationally recognized organization providing resources and support for advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and administrators who care for people with serious or life-threatening illness.
Ø Testimonials of HPNA members who value HPNA for educational updates and networking opportunities
HPNA Board of Directors
2013 Annual Report (pdf file)
HPNA Annual Membership Meeting
Standing Association Committees
2012-2015 Strategic Plan (pdf file)
Collaborative Nursing Associations:
Ø American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Ø American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Ø Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Ø National Gerontological Nursing Association
HPNA has affiliated with many organizations to further the efforts of advancing palliative care:
Ø National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
Ø The National Consensus Project
Ø Purdue Pharma L.P.