Episode 135: ELNEC Has Trained More Than One Million Nurses in End-of-Life Care

ONS member Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, principal investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project, director of the Division of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA, and member of the Greater Los Angeles ONS Chapter, joins ONS President Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN®, to discuss ELNEC’s history and milestone of training more than one million nurses in palliative and end-of-life care. Then, ONS members share personal testimonies about ELNEC and how the training has enhanced their practice.  

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod 

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Episode Notes 

Introduction: 00:25 

Interview: 01:36 

Testimonies: 31:15 

  • Jacqueline Boreland, MSN, RN, GERO-BC™, OCN, CCDS: 31:28 

  • Karin Elkins MSN, NPD-BC, OCN®: 33:46 

  • Tracy Garrett-Reed DNP, APRN, AOCNP®, FNP-C: 38:34 

  • Tiffany McConathy, MSN, FNP-C, APRN, AOCNP®: 40:38 

  • Sara M Tinsley, PhD, APRN, AOCN®: 43:31 

  • Jennifer Tschanz, RN, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, ACHPN: 47:02 

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