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When: Februrary 29 - March 1, 2012
Location: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - San Antonio, TX

Special Pre-Conference held in conjunction with AACN's 2012 Master's Education Conference.

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
Train-the-Trainer Program for Graduate Nursing Faculty

Wednesday, February 29 – 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Nurses educated at the master's level for any type of practice need current information about end-of-life/palliative care. The aging population is steadily increasing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have quality standards for care at the end of life. In September 2011, the Joint Commission began certifying hospitals in palliative care. These trends make it even more vital that graduate nursing faculty be educated in this area so they may teach students in all types of master’s programs. The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project, a national educational program administered by City of Hope and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is designed to enhance end-of-life/palliative care in nursing, and has reached over 12,500 nurses and other members of the interprofessional healthcare team to date. ELNEC has been taught in 71 countries worldwide and is translated into 5 languages. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this critical subject matter and receive exceptional teaching resources from this renowned program. Undergraduate faculty are welcome and will find the program applicable.


The deadline for early registration is February 17, 2012. Late fees will apply to registrations received after February 17.

Register online at

$469 by February 17
$569 after February 177

Fee covers

  • 1000+ page ELNEC-Core syllabus (overview, objectives, participant outlines, ppt slides with “talking points” under each slide, reference list, case studies, supplemental teaching materials
  • CD-Rom with all materials listed above
  • 2010 edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing
  • 10.75 CE’s
  • 3 meals (2 continental breakfasts and one lunch)
  • Opportunity to network with other nursing faculty interested in palliative care

General Information

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. The room rate is $169 single/double. The cutoff date for room reservations at the group rate is February 7, 2012. For reservations, please call the hotel at 800-648-4462 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Master’s Education Conference. The room block may fill before the deadline, so be sure to make your arrangements early.

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located 8 miles from the hotel. A taxi costs approximately $22 each way. Shuttles are available through Airport Express 210-281-9900/ and are approximately $18 each way. For more information regarding transportation options, please visit:

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. 13380 for 9.0 contact hours. (CE Provider: City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute). No partial CEs given. You must attend entire program to receive CEs and ELNEC Trainer Certificate.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Registrations that are cancelled up to one week before the meeting will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received with less than one week’s notice will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for no-shows.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant.

Contact Information

For more information, contact AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-463-6930. If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Nadja Beverage at AACN or by email at