Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 PM, Posted by Sally Welsh
By Sally Welsh, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Executive Officer, The Alliance for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Nursing
On July 15, 2012, the Palliative Nursing Leadership Institute became a reality.
The institute was a joint project supported by the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA) and the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Foundation (HPNF). Leadership development is a cornerstone of HPNA’s mission statement, which is: “Leading the way to promote excellence in the provision of palliative nursing care through leadership development, education, and the support of research in the field.”
The guiding vision for the Palliative Nursing Leadership Institute is “a national health care system in which every patient has access to quality palliative nursing care.” The mission of the institute is to “develop leaders who will embrace, utilize, and integrate palliative nursing concepts into professional nursing practices throughout the health care system, as achieved through a model of education and mentoring.”