MSN in Hospice and Palliative Care



The MSN employers respect.

The MSN in Hospice and Palliative Care provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver advanced nursing care for end-of-life and chronic care patients and their caregivers.


Quick Facts:

  • All coursework is completed entirely online
  • Out of state students welcome
  • Students can earn their degree in less than two years
  • New cohorts start each fall semester



Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSN in Hospice & Palliative Care, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Apply ethical analysis and clinical reasoning to assess, intervene, and evaluate advanced nursing care delivery

  • Understand how to influence health care policy for the purpose of advocating for clients and community

  • Use quality processes and improvement science to evaluate care and ensure patient safety for individuals and communities

  • Determine appropriate application of interventions across all populations affected by end-of-life and chronic care

  • Incorporate global nursing knowledge, attitudes, and skills in planning and evaluating hospice and palliative care practice

  • Develop leadership skills and integrate scholarship into nursing practice

Hear From Our Students

Amanda DiBenedetto

During my practicum hours, I realized that there is a huge need for palliative outpatient care. My hope is to expand the palliative care program at Avon Cancer Center in my new role as Clinical Nurse Leader once I graduate! I am looking forward to learning how I can achieve these goals through my capstone.

Ashley G.

This program taught me the skills to provide evidence-based, compassionate end of life care. As an ICU nurse, I was able to use many of the skills this program taught me during the COVID-19 pandemic. I felt comfortable advocating for my patient's dignity, end-of-life wishes, and providing symptom management - skills that many of my colleagues lacked. I am a more well-rounded and compassionate nurse because of this program, for which I'll always be thankful. Looking ahead, I'll be using my MSN to teach clinicals to LPN students.

Linda Spinetti

I believe nursing changes continuously and it is important to remain current. This MSN gave me hope that I could be a stronger voice for hospice and palliative care. This degree as a way for me to continue to work in the specialty I adore. I am motivated to educate the community and to improve care and quality of life.

Robin Viklund

This program has inspired me to continue as a leader in hospice and palliative care advocacy and education. I recently I resigned my job as an administrative nurse and started a new position with a hospital palliative care program where I will be helping to develop the home-based palliative care program. I am so excited to be contributing to the advancement of palliative care and hospice.

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