End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
Dedicated to Educating Nurses in Excellent Palliative Care
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care. Read more...
ELNEC Turns 15 in 2015: Plan Now to Attend and Celebrate! Click here for more information and to register.
View all upcoming 2014 courses for ELNEC-APRN, Core, Critical Care, Pediatric Palliative Care, ELNEC Summit, and DNP Palliative Oncology Care.
Take your APRN education to the next level with a week-long mentored immersion course with national faculty in a well-recognized palliative care program. It is targeted for novice APRNs or APRNs new to palliative care. The externship focuses on adult patients and their families and will be led by national APRNs who are palliative care experts. Two externships are available at the following dates:
- October 27-31, 2014
- December 8-12, 2014
Deadline to apply is August 15, 2014. For further information, click here.
Twelve ELNEC trainers have just been chosen as award winners for their commitment to improve palliative care in their institution and throughout their community. These trainers represent seven states (AL, CA, KS, NY, OK, TX, VA) and two international countries (Saudi Arabia and Germany). They are staff nurses, teachers, and administrators who work in oncology, high-risk obstetrics, critical care, palliative care, and with veterans. Further information on these ELNEC trainers can be found at /www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/elnec-award-winners.
Slides for ELNEC Trainers Providing Palliative Care Community Education
ELNEC trainers frequently have invitations and opportunities to speak to community organizations. Click here to download slides to present. Click here to download a one-page overview to share with participants.
End-of-Life Nursing Education Questionnaire (ELNEQ): Measuring the Impact of End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Train-the-Trainer Courses
This tool assists in measuring the impact of ELNEC train-the-trainer courses.
Beyond the Final Breath: A Bathing and Honoring Practice
ELNEC trainers, Debra Rodgers and Beth Calmes have developed a protocol to provide compassionate, respectful care for patients after they have died and to their families. Their work has recently been published in Nursing Administration Quarterly, and is entitled, “Creating National Standards From the Point of Care" Vol 38, No 1, pp 86-92. To view the slide that describe this work, click here.
ELNEC Pins Available to ELNEC Trainers
Each ELNEC curricula are updated annually. Trainers are expected to teach from ELNEC curriculum that is not older than 3 years old. To order a new ELNEC CD, click here.
Note: ELNEC CDs are only sold to those who have attended an ELNEC train-the-trainer course.