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Hospice Nurse Career

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We have provided a variety of information on the career of a hospice nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Hospice Nursing. See listing below of jobs for Hospice Nurses.

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Hospice Nurse

 

What is a Hospice Nurse or Palliative Care Nurse?

Job Title

 

Hospice Nurse or Palliative Care Nurse

Job Description

 

 

Hospice and Palliative Nurses essentially provide the same type of nursing care. The main difference between the two groups is the practice setting they use: Hospice nurses generally work out of the patients home versus the Palliative Care nurse who tends to work in a hospital type setting.

Both provide "end-of-life" nursing care and pain relief to patients in their final stages of life.  This allows patients to avoid unneeded and painful test & exams and allows them to spend more meaningful time with their family and loved ones.

     

Job Qualifications

 

NPs, RNs, LPNs, LVNs and CNAs work in both fields.  You must have 2 years of hospice or palliative clinical experience to sit for certification testing.

     

Certifications

 

There are 5 types of certifications issued by the NBCHPNŽ depending on your job role: Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nursing Assistant or Administrator.

   

ACHPNŽ- Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CHPNŽ-Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CHPLNŽ-Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse
CHPNATM-Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant
CHPCA- Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator

     

Associations

 

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA): Established in 1986, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care.

     
   

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF): Incorporated in 1998 to raise funds to support research and education for nurses and healthcare team members working in end-of-life care.

     
   

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPNŽ): NBCHPNŽ is the national organization that advances quality in the provision of care to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses through certification of health professionals.

     
   

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO): NHPCO is the world’s largest and most innovative national membership organization devoted exclusively to promoting access to hospice and palliative care and to maintaining quality care for persons facing the end of life and their families.  

     

Job Search

 

Hospice Nurse Jobs/Employment: Listing of Hospice Nurse jobs available in all 50 states. Excellent job resource.

 

 

 

Official Publication

 

 

Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing: The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AJHPM) is a peer-reviewed journal, published eight times a year. In 30 years of publication, AJHPM has highlighted the interdisciplinary team approach to hospice and palliative medicine as related to the care of the patient and family.

    Buy Journal at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     

Degree Programs

 

If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to ASN or BSN degree. 

     
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National Dates

 

November: National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

   

May 6-12 National Nurses Week -- Buy Hospice Nurse Gifts

     

Hospice Nurse Gifts

 

Hospice Nurse Gifts: Remember our Hospice Nurses...Cards and gifts designed to pay tribute to the hard work of Hospice Nurses, everywhere, and commend them for a job well done. Buy all occasion gifts for Hospice Nurses: mugs, tee shirts, tote bags, teddy bears, stickers, ornaments, hoodies & more.

     

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Nurse Poetry: Hospice Nurse Poem / Hospice Nurse Tribute

     

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