Education: Building competencies and leadership

Palliative Care Education

Palliative Care Education

Fuld Fellowship Program in Palliative Care

The Fuld Fellowship Program in Palliative Care was established in 2015 with generous gifts from the Fuld Trust. The goal of this program is to prepare nursing students to be leaders in improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses and their families by focused palliative care education, interdisciplinary practice, and research activities in their nursing curriculum. The program is led by co-directors, Shella Chawda, NP, and Debbie Gunter, FNP-BC, ACHPN, who are dedicated to nursing excellence in palliative care education and practice. 

For more information about this program visit the Fuld Palliative Care Scholarsip Page

Certification and Continuing Education Programs

Partnering with the Nursing Continuing Education Center, the Center for Nursing Excellence in Palliative Care identifies the needs of professional development in palliative care and developing innovative and high quality continuing education programs to meet those needs, which ultimately can improve palliative care quality.

In addition to the successful wound, ostomy, and continence nursing education program, care coordination and pain management CE programs will be launched in the near future. Also a new initiative, evidence-based advance care planning summer institute, is underway.

Fuld Visiting Scholar Program

Annually, the Center invites an eminent scholar in the fields of palliative care to inspire faculty, students, and local healthcare communities with a vision of excellence in palliative care education, practice, and research.