Monday, January 26, 2015          
ELNEC Train-the-Trainer
ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Courses in Collaboration with HPNA

2015 ELNEC Registration:
Online Registration
Individual Paper Registration Form
Group Registration Form

New this year - HPNA Members receive a $50 registration discount!
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ELNEC-Core in Scottsdale, AZ
May 20-21, 2015

ELNEC-Core in Atlanta, GA
July 28-29, 2015

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care in Atlanta, GA
July 28-29, 2015

ELNEC-Core in Houston, TX
October 14-15, 2015

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FAQ about ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Courses

Program Date

Early Registration Fee

Registration Fee

May 20-21, 2015

By April 20, 2015 – $550

April 21, 2015 or later – $600

July 28-29, 2015

By June 29, 2015 – $550

June 30, 2015 or later – $600

Oct. 14-15, 2015

By Sept. 14, 2015 – $550

Sept. 15, 2015 or later – $600

ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer
Nursing Contact Hours: 14.25
Designated Pharmacology Hours: 2.25

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-the-Trainer
Nursing Contact Hours: 14.25
Designated Pharmacology Hours: 2.25

What is ELNEC Train-the-Trainer?
ELNEC is an acronym that stands for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.  The course provides nurses with education in palliative care preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals. The ELNEC content is divided into modules. Each module is accompanied by objectives, outline, PowerPoint slides, talking points for each slide, references, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials. The modules include: Palliative Nursing Care at the End of Life; Pain Management; Symptom Management; Communication; Final Hours; Loss, Grief & Bereavement; Leadership; and Self Care. Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues are incorporated into the other modules.

Who Should Attend?
Members of the interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend a national ELNEC train-the-trainer course. Interdisciplinary palliative care is essential and having other members of the healthcare team attend ELNEC enriches the experience. However, please note that ELNEC is written by nurses for nurses and the primary goal of ELNEC is to educate nurses providing palliative care and improving end of life care.


  • Detailed syllabus
  • Textbook of Palliative Nursing by Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle 2010 (ELNEC-Core)
  • Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care by Joanne Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, and Barbara Sourkes 2011 (ELNEC-Pediatric)
  • Tools for take home use: flash drive(contains entire syllabus), PowerPoint slides, and supplemental teaching materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch both days

Sample Agenda for the 2015 ELNEC Courses. This agenda includes both the Core and Pediatric Palliative Care sessions.

Nursing contact hours will be awarded. Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Social worker CEs are also available with submission of social work license numbers. Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS Provider#: PCE 2401(CE Provider: City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute).

For more information, please contact HPNA National Office at 412-787-9301.

Other ELNEC courses available are ELNEC-DNP Palliative Oncology Care, ELNEC-APRN, ELNEC-Critical Care, ELNEC-Veterans.
For the entire list of National ELNEC Courses, please go to: