ELNEC Testimonials


"Meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities to cope and adjust with life limiting illnesses is one of the most pressing needs of contemporary health care. Preparing nurses to provide palliative care across the life span is critically important, particularly at the pre-licensure stage. The End of Life Nursing Education Consortium in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has created a wonderful Undergraduate Pre-Licensure [Undergraduate] Curriculum. These resources present both the science and art of palliative and supportive care within a comprehensive framework of knowledge, skills and competencies. This valuable resource will  support the novice nurse to be an effective practitioner. The foundations of this impressive curriculum will prepare nursing graduates to practice competently and also provide a platform to launch for life- long learning for this important dimension of nursing care."

Patricia Davidson, PHD, MED, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing 
Johns Hopkins University

“I had the honor of integrating the ELNEC online modules into the pre-licensure Care Coordination course at Columbia this past year. As a palliative care nurse practitioner for many years and a certified ELNEC trainer, I can say the modules enriched the curriculum content immensely. Additionally, students provided us with incredibly positive feedback on not only the content provided in the ELNEC modules which they had been asking for, but also the variety of interactive ways the content was provided. In particular, students mentioned how they liked the videos of nurses describing their own experiences interspersed throughout all of the modules. They also mentioned how much they valued the opportunity to review the modules and process the information in the online environment before we debriefed in class. Students even told us that as they have gone out looking for work following graduation, that prospective employers have been impressed in seeing the ELNEC certificate on their resume! The inclusion of the ELNEC modules into our pre-licensure curriculum has been a terrific move for all of us.”

Karol DiBello, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Assistant Professor
Columbia University School of Nursing


"Concordia University Saint Paul has incorporated the ELNEC modules within both our pre- and post-licensure BSN curriculum. Students in both of our BSN tracks have consistently provided positive feedback after completing the ELNEC Modules including appreciating the interactive learning modality and the value of the content and applicability to practice. In fact, even our experienced hospice nurses have shared how much they valued the ELNEC modules with practical tips and information they were able to apply immediately to their practice every day."

Josie Christian, DNP, RN, PHN
Nursing Department Chair & Assistant Professor
Concordia University, St. Paul


“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


The AACN CARES Document guides the content that faculty need to integrate into undergraduate education in palliative nursing. Hear from one faculty member how important this document is and know that ELNEC-Undergraduate meets the competencies and recommendations of this important document. 


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