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Primary Palliative Care Certificate

Overview: To prepare individuals with a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Nursing or a related health discipline in the principles and practice of primary palliative care.

Credits: The curriculum includes 6 credits (two 3 credit courses) of didactic content in primary palliative care and interdisciplinary management of advanced serious illness and one 3 credit course of the interdisciplinary practice of the palliative care role. The practicum will build upon and extend students’ previous experiences and fulfill mutually agreed-upon objectives based on the students’ identified learning needs.



NURS 824: Primary Palliative Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3) AND
NURS 825: Primary Palliative Care: Interdisciplinary Management of Advanced Serious Illness (3) AND
NURSE 826: Interdisciplinary Practicum of the Primary Palliative Care Role (3)

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirementOfficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must accompany the application.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing or a related health discipline from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution.