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ELNEC Train-the-Trainer

ELNEC Train-The-Trainer Courses in collaboration with HPNA        



Registration Now Open for all 2014 ELNEC Train-the-Trainer courses!    All 2014 Course registrations are now closed.


ELNEC-Core in St. Paul, MN

June 18-19, 2014



ELNEC-Core in Rosemont (Chicago), IL

July 29-30, 2014



ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care in Rosemont (Chicago), IL

July 29-30, 2014



ELNEC-Core in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL

October 21-22, 2014




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:  http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/trainings/national


Link to 2014 hotel information


What is ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer?

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national educational initiative to improve palliative care.  The course provides nurses with education in palliative care preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professionals.  ELNEC Trainers are given tools to provide this specialized care and to positively impact the lives of patients and families facing serious illness or the end of life.  ELNEC-Core content is divided into eight modules:  Nursing Care at the End of Life; Pain Management; Symptom Management; Ethical/Legal Issues; Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care; Communication; Loss, Grief Bereavement; and Preparation for and Care at the Time of Death. 


Who Should Attend?   

Staff who currently work in hospitals, hospices, palliative care facilities, clinics, long-term care facilities, homecare agencies, colleges, and universities who want to increase their knowledge in end-of-life palliative care issues should not miss this opportunity. This is a “train-the-trainer” course and upon completion, you will be able to take this information back to your institution and teach others. Who should attend? 


ELNEC-Core Train-The-Trainer:

Ø     Staff nurses                                   

       Ø     Advanced practice registered nurses

Ø     Undergraduate nursing faculty

Ø     Graduate nursing faculty

Ø     CE providers

Ø     Staff development educators

Ø     Nursing administrators

Ø     Members of the interdisciplinary team (i.e., physicians, pharmacists, social workers, etc.) 


ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-The-Trainer:

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC-PPC) was adapted from the ELNEC-Core curriculum to meet the unique needs of children and their families.  The curriculum also includes perinatal and neonatal content.

Ø     Undergraduate and graduate pediatric nursing faculty                   

       Ø     CE Providers and staff development educators working in pediatric settings

Ø     Hospice nurses

Ø     Homecare nurses

Ø     APRN/staff nurses working in pediatric acute care settings (i.e. oncology, medical/surgical, palliative care settings, NICU, PICU, clinics, etc.)

Ø     Other members of the pediatric interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend, with the understanding that the curriculum is written by nurses for nurses


Eligibility Requirements:

Ø     Interest in end-of-life/palliative care

Ø     Commitment to implementation and dissemination of end-of-life/palliative care education within your institution or organization 




·        For 2014: course registrations are now closed.  


Program Date

Early Bird Registration Fee

Registration Fee

June 18-19, 2014

By May 19, 2014 – $550

May 20, 2014 or later – $600

July 29-30, 2014

By June 30, 2014 – $550

July 1, 2014 or later – $600

October 21-22, 2014

By September 22, 2014 – $550

September 23, 2014 or later – $600



·        1000+ page syllabus 

·       Textbook of Palliative Nursing by Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle 2010 (ELNEC-Core) or

·     Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care by Joanne Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, and Barbara Sourkes 2011 (ELNEC-Pediatric)

·       Tools for take home use: CD (contains entire syllabus), PowerPoint® slides, and supplemental teaching materials  

·        Continental breakfast and lunch both days 

·        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).

     No partial CEs given.  You must attend entire program to receive CEs.

ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer – nursing contact hours:  12.75          designated pharmacology hours:  2.25

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-The-Trainer – nursing contact hours:  12.75          designated pharmacology hours:  2.25


Link to 2014 hotel information


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


FAQ's about ELNEC Train-The-Trainer Courses co-sponsored by HPNA


The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project is a national end-of-life educational program administered by City of Hope National Medical Center (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. The ELNEC Project was originally funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support from funding organizations (the National Cancer Institute, Aetna Foundation, Archstone Foundation, Oncology Nursing Foundation, Open Society Institute, and California HealthCare Foundation). Materials are copyrighted by COH and AACN and are used with permission. Further information about the ELNEC Project can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC



For further information on the ELNEC Project, please check the website at www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC or contact Pam Malloy at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu or 202-693-0326, Ext. 238.