ELNEC Graduate Student Module 6: APN Leadership in Serious Illness

ELNEC Graduate Student Module 6: APN Leadership in Serious Illness 

Welcome to the sixth module in ELNEC-Graduate Student Curriculum: Leadership in Serious Illness.  Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and there is no other healthcare professional that spends more time with patients at the bedside or out in the community than the nurse.  What an awesome responsibility advanced practice nurses (APNs) have in directing and motivating 3.9 million nurses, leading, preparing, and working with them to meet the complex challenges, ensuring that accessible, high-quality, equal care is available to the nation’s most vulnerable—infants, children, and adults with serious illness/injury.  The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2010 report, The Future of Nursing:  Leading Change, Advancing Health is a key blueprint to ensure that nurses remain committed to lead in the provision of care, to practice to the full extent of their education, to achieve higher levels of education, to partner with other health care professionals, and to provide dedicated time to workforce planning and policy making (IOM, 2010).


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Course Details

Course Code: PSCC-ELNEC-GRAD-6
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Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2025


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Primary Palliative Care Competency for Graduate-Prepared Nurses

A. Palliative care overview

B. G-CARES competencies for Graduate Nursing Students

1. Competencies for all master’s and DNP students

2. Competencies for master’s and DNP students in direct patient care

Section 3: Essential Elements in Nursing Leadership 

A.Concepts in Leadership Competency

1. Mentoring 

2. Empowerment

3. Innovation

B.Learning a New Language

1. Concepts/ideas

2. Supportive language/mindsets

3. Language/mindsets to avoid

4. Practice example

Section 4: Nursing Leadership in Serious Illness Care 

A.APN Primary Palliative Care Leadership in the Various Domains of Care

1. Clinical practice

2. Management/Administration

3. Research/Quality Improvement

4. Education

5. Quality & Safety

6. Policies/Advocacy

B.Addressing Challenges and Promoting Opportunities in Advancing Serious Illness Care

1. Current Issues

2. Case Example

Section 5: Resiliency in Caring for those with Serious Illness

A. Dealing with Medically Inappropriate Care

B. Compassion fatigue and burnout

C. Self-care strategies to promote resiliency 

Section 6: Conclusion

Instructor: The National ELNEC Project
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