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FAQs for ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate & ELNEC Graduate

ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate FAQs

1.  I attended an ELNEC train-the-trainer course several years ago. Is this just like the course I attended?

No. This course, which is available only online, has been developed specifically for the undergraduate nursing student, with little/or no clinical experience. Each of the six online modules have PowerPoint slides, communication vignettes, testimonials from national palliative nursing experts, case studies, and NCLEX-style questions. 

2.  What are the titles of the modules?

  • Module 1: Introduction to Palliative Care Nursing
  • Module 2: Communication in Palliative Care
  • Module 3: Pain Management in Palliative Care
  • Module 4: Symptom Management in Palliative Care
  • Module 5: Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
  • Module 6: Final Hours of Life

3.  I will need to go to my curriculum committee to have them review this request.  Why is this content so important now to our students?

National Mandates and Trends strongly recommend this education:

  • 2014 IOM Report, Dying in America
  • 2018 NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
  • 2013 IOM Report, Delivering High Quality Cancer Care

Your students will be providing care to the most vulnerable in our society.

Education promotes confidence in orchestrating care for seriously ill, complex patients.

Your students future employers will want them to have this education.

90% of hospitals have palliative care teams.

The Joint Commission provides advanced certification in palliative care.

4.  How much will these modules cost?

The cost is $29 per student for 12 months of access. Most schools of nursing are choosing to pass the cost directly on to their students. They will register for the course through Relias Academy (Further instructions are given below for sign up & access).

5.  How long will the modules be available?

One year from the date the student enrolls in the course.

6.  I also teach graduate nursing students. Can I use these modules with them?

These modules are developed for undergraduate nursing students with very limited clinical experience. Graduate faculty are encouraged to attend a national ELNEC train-the-trainer course to receive materials specific for graduate students (i.e. ELNEC APRN). As of August 2019, we have the ELNEC Graduate Curriculum, a six module online curriculum that prepares graduate students in primary palliative care. Learn more about our ELNEC Graduate program here.

 

ELNEC Graduate Program FAQs

1.  I attended an ELNEC train-the-trainer course a few years ago. Is this just like the course I attended?

No. This course, which is available only online, has been developed specifically for the master’s and DNP nursing student. The six online modules have PowerPoint slide content, videos demonstrating primary palliative care skills, testimonials from national palliative nursing experts, and a five question quiz at the end of each module.

2.  What are the titles of the modules?

  • Introduction to Palliative Care
  • Communication in Palliative Care
  • Pain Management in Palliative Care
  • Symptom Management in Palliative Care
  • Final Hours of Life
  • APN Leadership in Serious Illness

3.  I will need to go to my curriculum committee to have them review this request. Why is this content so important now to our students?

In January 2019, the AACN Board of Directors endorsed G-CARES, the document containing 8 primary palliative care competencies for all master’s and DNP students and the additional 5 competencies for those in direct patient-care advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) roles. All graduate students should achieve these competencies by the time of graduation.

4.  How much will these modules cost?

The cost is $29 per student for 12 months of access. Most schools of nursing are choosing to pass the cost directly on to their students. Students register for the course through Relias Academy (Further instructions are given below for sign up & access).

5.  How long will the modules be available for student access?

One year from the date the student enrolls in the course.

6.  I also teach undergraduate and pre-licensure nursing students. Can I use these modules with them?

These modules are developed for graduate nursing students who are already registered nurses and have clinical experience. We have an online curriculum, ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate, designed for undergraduates and pre-licensure students who have limited clinical experience. Learn more about our ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate program here.


General FAQs

1.  Since this is an online course that is already developed, what will my responsibility as faculty be?

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the palliative and end-of-life care content, students should be made aware of how to reach a faculty member or mental health professional at the school in case they need additional support after viewing the content. 

2.  Will Relias keep track of students going through the program?

Relias will be able to run reports on overall numbers of students enrolled in the curriculum and percentages of successful completion of the curriculum. If a specific school requests data on their own students, Relias can run a report for the faculty administrator on all their students enrolled with the school’s email address. It is critical that students are instructed to use their school email address--not their personal or work emails--as the school email is the only way we can run school-specific data.

3.  My students will want some type of verification that they completed the 6 modules for their portfolio. Will there be a certificate of completion available for them?

Yes. Once they complete all 6 modules, they will be able to print out a certificate of completion for their portfolio. In addition, as the student completes each module, the student can print individual module certificates to give to faculty teaching the course the module is presented in.

4.  Are there other resources I should have my students review/purchase to add to their educational experience in palliative care?

Yes. Resources below would be good to add:

  • Students should consider becoming members of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) here (at the student rate). Students will receive an online subscriptions to two professional journals, the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

5.  If I want sign up and access to the modules, who do we contact?

For access to curriculum:

  • If faculty, please contact elnec@coh.org for free faculty access
  • If student, please use your student school email to purchase the curriculum, not your private email. 

6.  Where can we see outlines of modules and objectives?

http://elnec.academy.reliaslearning.com/about-elnec-undergraduate.aspx

https://elnec.academy.reliaslearning.com/about-elnec-graduate-curriculum.aspx

7.  If I have further questions who do I contact?

Contact the ELNEC team at City of Hope: elnec@coh.org

 

Testimonials:

“The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing is proud to be among the academic leaders in training and preparing undergraduate nurses to participate and lead interprofessional healthcare teams in providing palliative care. As a result of integration of the ELNEC curriculum and its six (6) modules, our undergraduate students are well prepared to compassionately and competently care for and support the lives of so many patients and families who are facing and dealing with serious illness and managing the complex symptoms they face each and every day throughout the palliative care continuum. Our outstanding trained faculty understand that nurses are essential in providing evidence-based and compassionate palliative care throughout the continuum of illness, among adults and children, in order to optimize quality of life.” 

Dr. Linda S. Weglicki
Professor, Dean, MUSC College of Nursing

“The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Nursing School implemented the ELNEC Undergraduate modules in Fall of 2017 with our third semester Adult II BSN students. The students stated that the content was valuable, enjoyable and definitely applicable to their nursing preparation. Faculty and students commented on how the communication and pain management modules were very informative.  We are now adding the ELNEC- Undergraduate Curriculum into our accelerated cohort of students and are excited to hear about their responses.”

Deborah James, MSN, RN
Instructor, UTHSCSA

“Western Governors University is excited to be a leader in incorporating the End-Of-Life-Nursing-Education Consortium (ELNEC) core modules into our pre-licensure BSN and RN to BSN nursing programs. The ELNEC core modules provide evidence-based content to deliver the knowledge and skills needed to guide practice to provide quality palliative care. In April 2018, the ELNEC core modules were included in both national undergraduate nursing programs at WGU, with more than 1,000 nurses each month across the nation receiving ELNEC core certification.”

Mollie Nordgren, MSN, Ed, CNE
Academic Director, Undergraduate Nursing, WGU

 

 

 

 

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