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Below you will find the latest news from the HPNA National Office!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has announced that Carma Erickson-Hurt, MSN APRN ACHPN® LCDR USN RET, of North Bend, Oregon, is the 2011 recipient of the Ruby Jones Nursing Hero Award. The Ruby Jones Nursing Hero Award distinguishes a nursing colleague who has clearly gone well beyond the “usual and expected” requirements with their patients and/or those who care for their patients through some other humanitarian nursing response. http://bit.ly/eXDxYd

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has announced that Congresswomen Carolyn McCarthy, United States Representative to New York’s 4th District, is the 2011 recipient of the Friend of HPNA Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who supports the HPNA Mission through a demonstrated positive impact on the hospice and palliative nursing care field through public policy and/or advocacy. http://bit.ly/etAEk7

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has announced that Terrah L. Foster, PhD RN CPNP, of Nashville, Tennessee is the recipient of the 2011 HPNA New Investigator Award. Read More: http://bit.ly/eg3Sh3

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hospice and Palliative Nuses Assoc. announces Madalon Amenta, MN PhD wins the 2011 "Leading the Way Award". Read more

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The 25th Anniversary HPNA Chapter Memory Book is now available for your viewing on the HPNA website at
http://www.hpna.org/DisplayPage.aspx?Title=25th Anniversary

Thursday, March 3, 2011

View Photos from the 2011 Annual Assembly in Vancouver. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44940916@N03/show/
On February 26, 2011, The Open Mind on PBS featured an in-depth segment about palliative care. Host Richard D. Heffner interviewed Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

The interview and transcript for, "Palliative Care: Care vs. Cure?" is available online. Share the segment with friends and colleagues.

Watch the Video

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HPNA will formally recognize 8 newly formed Chapters this week during the HPNA Annual Membership Meeting. The 8 newly chartered Chapters include Phoenix (AZ), Los Angeles Regional, Hawaiian Islands, Lake City-Gainesville (FL), Oklahoma City (OK), Greater Palm Beach-Treasure Coast (FL) , East Central Iowa, River City HOPE-Columbus (GA). Each new Chapter will receive an official certificate of Chapter Charter during the 2011 HPNA Leadership Weekend, held July 15-17 in Pittsburgh, PA. There are now 47 HPNA Chapters across the United States!

Friday, February 11, 2011

HPNA Education Services is pleased to announce Special Member Pricing for all HPNA E-learning courses in celebration of our 25th Anniversary!
Special member pricing celebrating HPNA's 25th Anniversary
- $10.00 per one hour E-learning course
- $ 5.00 per 30 minute E-learning course
http://www.hpna.org/ Use membership number and password to “Members Only”.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) now offers members an online course to become an HPNA Approved Educator. (No live programs are scheduled for 2011) Registered nurses, who are HPNA members, certified or will receive certification by January 2012 through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, and are working in the specialty of hospice and palliative care are eligible. www.HPNA.org

Monday, January 24, 2011

ELNEC - Core Train-The-Trainer Courses co-sponsored by HPNA dates are June 16 & 17, 2011 - Denver, CO. July 28 & 29, 2011 - Atlanta, GA , and Oct. 11 & 12, 2011 - Boston, MA. Registration Info

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HPNA is pleased to announce three newly elected members to its Board of Directors. Judy Bartel, MSN ACHPN® CHPCA FPCN; Barbara Cliff, RN PhD; and Jennifer Gentry, RN MSN ANP BC ACHPN® FPCN, began their three-year terms on January 1, 2011.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Help celebrate HPNA’s 25th Anniversary by signing the official greeting card at http://www.hpna.org/DisplayPage.aspx?Title=25th
New HPNA President Todd Hultman, PhD APRN ACHPN®. takes over as HPNA celebrates it 25th Anniversay in 2011.
With nearly 10,000 individual nursing members, HPNA is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care. http://www.hpna.org/

Monday, January 3, 2011

Last Call to Save $100 on Registration for 2011 AAHPM/HPNA Assembly in Vancouver February 16-19, 2011The deadline is January 5, 2011., to get a substantial savings on the cost of registration. Hotel rooms are also filling up quickly, but there are still some available. http://bit.ly/hOROnO