Online Certificate Course 2: Advanced Practice Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

This course explores specific topics in an in-depth manner that requires participants to engage in deeper critical thinking which can be articulated into advanced practice, enhancing professional practice and leadership in the provision of spiritual care as an integral component of palliative care.

This course is for:

  • Health care professionals who have completed the Fundamentals course who want to build upon that knowledge base and continue to develop their skills to improve patient outcomes
  • Board certified chaplains wishing to enhance preparation for a specialty palliative certification from a certifying organization
  • Chaplaincy/pastoral care department directors who meet the course requirements and desire to build upon the expertise and contributions of the palliative care team

This course provides 48 hours of continuing education.

Course prerequisites:

  • Must have computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work online
  • Successfully completed the Fundamentals course OR have at least one year's experience working in any discipline in palliative care

Course Cohort Schedule Start Dates

Note: Each cohort runs for 6 weeks.

Price per student to enroll and participate: $545

REGISTER NOW (Limited availability. Please note: once a cohort sells out, registration will be closed for that cohort).

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Important Clarification ─ Certificate Vs Certification

  • A certificate course provides training on specialized topics for which students can receive a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the course and passing an assessment. These courses may help prepare for certification, but do not provide a credential and should not to be confused with certification.
  • Professional certification is the process by which a non-governmental entity, such as one's membership organization, grants a time-limited recognition and use of a credential to an individual after verifying that he or she has met a set of predetermined and standardized criteria.