You have the patience and the ability to provide emotional support to families facing the imminent loss of a loved one, now take that next step in your career by obtaining the CHPNA designation.
The educational content may also be used to increase the hospice and palliative nurse assistant’s knowledge of general palliative nursing. This Hospice & Palliative Care Review Course is for staff interested in furthering their knowledge of Hospice Care as well as a review for those planning to take the CHPN Exam.
The recorded session is below. This recording is available through June 11, 2022
Hospice Review for LNA’s
The Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant is an important member of the hospice team. The Alliance brings this 3-hour online training to support those desiring to advance their professional development with specialty certification. This course is designed to assist with preparation for the certification examination by highlighting self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study.
LNA’s from all healthcare settings are welcome to attend this class to review:
- Communicating at the End of Life
- Pain Management at the End of Life
- Symptom Management at the End-of-life
- Care of the Patient and Family When Death is Nearing
More on CHPNA Certification
To obtain the HPCC CHPNA® Examination, an applicant must have hospice and palliative nursing assistant practice of 500 hours in the most recent 12 months or 1,000 hours in the most recent 24 months under the supervision of a registered nurse in the United States prior to applying for the exam. The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center has partnered with the testing service PSI to offer this online exam application process listed below. Paper applications are also available and are located in each candidate handbook. Applicants MUST submit a paper application if requesting special testing accommodations (ADA related).
Certification has been available to nurses through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center since 1994. Current hospice and palliative certification is available to the nursing assistant (CHPNA), the registered nurse (CHPN), the advanced practice registered nurse (ACHPN), and the pediatric nurse (CHPPN). See the HPCC website for more details and information.
Participants are encouraged to use the CHPNA Exam Study guide linked below. The book is not provided through the Alliance, but is available for download or through national book sellers, like Amazon, Mometrix Test Prep, Walmart, ebay, bookshop.com and more.
LNA Evaluation of Hospice Review
About the instructors:
Tiffany Haynes, President & CEO, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency: I’ve been an RN for 14 years, I spent most of my inpatient nursing career at DHMC where I worked on an inpatient surgical oncology floor. I obtained my Masters of Science degree in Nursing in 2012. I developed a love for palliative and hospice care after spending a year working as a Hospice nurse in Bangor Maine. I moved back to northern NH and started working at NCHHHA in 2017 as the Director of Hospice and in 2019 I received my Hospice and Palliative Care Certification. In December 2020 I transitioned to the President of NCHHHA, but I remain the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for the time being. I am extremely passionate about educating the public about end of life care to ensure everyone knows how to access Palliative and Hospice care when they need it.
Andrea Huertas, RN, BSN, CHPN, Consultant: I have worked over the past 25 years in home health & hospice. I have established a free standing hospice in PA as well as the implementation of an in-patient palliative care program. My work has been across multiple states including, PA, DE, NH, & VT.