It is my pleasure to let you know that our application to the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for our autumn 2019 has gone Live!
Link to the instructions: https://nursing.uw.edu/gcpapn-palliative-care-instructions/
Priority admission is May 1, 2019, with rolling admissions accepted through August 1, 2019 on a space available basis.
Below I have provided details about what you will need in order to complete the application. Please read the instructions in the School of Nursing link above carefully.
Two pathways for applying
a. clinical recommendation from current clinical supervisor
b. clinical recommendation from a peer or previous supervisor
c. academic recommendation, such as one from a clinical or class instructor, or preceptor
Recommenders will receive email prompting them to submit online recommendations for you. **
UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
OVERVIEW: The certificate program is an innovative, post-graduate interprofessional course designed for working professionals who want to develop palliative care skills. It is one of only a few programs nationally where all professions train together to provide team-based, patient- and family-centered care.
PARTICIPANTS: Past participants include nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, naturopaths, social workers, spiritual care providers, patient advocates, administrators and allied health professionals. Our graduates are from rural, suburban and urban environments. They also work in outpatient, inpatient and long-term care settings from every aspect of medicine and come with a range of experience from those just finishing training, to those with decades of clinical experience. Jointly offered through the UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the certificate is ideal for professionals who want specialty training to join a palliative care team, become a palliative care champion within their current clinical role, be change agents for their organization or purely want to improve their personal skill set.
ONLINE CURRICULUM: The program is 9 months, taught over 3 academic quarters, with each quarter focusing on a key area of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training, and program development/systems integration. Because the course is designed for working professionals, the majority of the weekly coursework is done via the online portal at UW using:
• Interactive self-directed modules
• Live webinars
• Recorded lectures from experts
• Discussion groups
• Reflection writing
• Intentional structured clinical practice exercise
IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS: In addition to the online components, each quarter includes a 3 day in-person workshop to provide an immersive experience in these 3 key areas. Our first 2 workshops include VitalTalk® training, which is a highly regarded national model for simulation training in serious illness communication. Our third workshop uses principles of design thinking to engage leadership and pitch a capstone project.
All students will enroll through the University of Washington, and take their distance learning course work through our online portal and our pediatric track will have pediatric specific content for each week. However students can now select between three options for their quarterly in-person workshops:
1) Seattle, WA: Adult focus
2) Portland, OR: OHSU-Pediatric focus
3) Portland, OR: Adult focus
• A brief video (1min) about our program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AlaIym64bItxS7SlK2wX9B8FEpCESVra/view
• Recorded webinar (~25min): Provides an overview of the course: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7x3B5cOw5FDZE9iQW5SN1Z5czA/view
As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your applications for the UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, cohort 2019-2020!
Dani Brace, MPH
Program Manager, Palliative Care Training Center
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
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