New Palliative Care Offering

For those interested in delving deeper into the world of palliative care, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing introduced a palliative care post-master’s certificate program.

Directed by Kathryn Lindstrom, PhD, FNP-BC, a leader in adult palliative care, and Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, internationally known for her pediatric palliative care work, the program prepares students to improve function and quality of life for people of all ages.

The program encourages a holistic approach to care and emphasizes physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of people and their families dealing with serious illness.

The 13-credit hour program offers multiple entry options for advanced practice nurses in conjunction with the MSN and DNP programs or for completion as a post-master’s certificate option. Didactic classes are taught online and clinical placement settings include acute care, palliative care consultation services, home palliative care and hospice care.

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