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NURS 6744 Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Chronic and Disabling Conditions and Palliative Care, Chronic and Disabling Conditions and Palliative Care,Diverse and Vulnerable Populations,Gerontology


Course Level: Masters Advanced

Course Type: Masters


Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: Intended Audience: • Graduate students (Master’s, Post-Master’s, Doctoral) • Advanced practice nurses (CNS, NP) • BS nurses who practice in palliative care or hospice

Course Description: An advanced course focusing on theory and practice in palliative care nursing including: use of an evidence-based approach; current palliative care models and practice; multidimensional assessment and care plan development; advanced communication skills; responses to loss and grief; ethical decision-making; and palliative care in diverse settings and populations.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous in Canvas.

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Joseph Carfagnini



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: Purpose of the Certificate Program • To provide advanced education for palliative care • To advance knowledge, practice, and research in palliative care • To promote change in the clinical climate towards palliative care • To introduce a caring science framework into the practice of palliative care • To reach nurses in both urban and rural settings in Colorado and beyond • To provide theory review for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) certification exam.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 5IN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 0
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 06-03-19
End Date: 08-09-19

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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