Palliative Care Improvement

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Core Curriculum

A Live, Internet-Based, Interactive Seminar

Time: 3-6:15 PM

Dates: Tuesdays 10/20, 10/27, and 11/10 (attend all three sessions to complete the course)

Credits offered:

  • Contact Hours - 9.0
  • Hours of Participation - 9.0


  • Attendee - $50, $60 after October 11th 
  • Student or UVA Employee - $40, $50 after October 11th

Hone your palliative care skills with expert faculty and clinicians from UVA and the Charlottesville area!

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project is a national end-of-life educational program administered by City of Hope (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. The ELNEC curriculum addresses the essential components of palliative care, using interactive learning strategies that include: the role of nurse as advocate, the multidisciplinary team, the multidimensional aspect of caring for persons with serious illness, the family as the unit of care, and the critical need for attention to underserved and special populations.

Target Audience: staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, administrators, and researchers who work in acute care settings (i.e. medical-surgical and oncology units), clinics, homecare, hospice, and palliative care settings.

Topics: Palliative Nursing Care, Pain & Symptom Management, Ethical Issues in Palliative Care Nursing, Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in Palliative Care, Communication, Loss, Grief & Bereavement, Final Hours

For more information, see the 2020 ELNEC Core Curriculum Brochure.

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The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 9.0 contact hours to a nurse who participates in this educational activity and completes the post activity evaluation.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as an accredited provider, awards 9.0 hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of ANCC contact hours) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.