Hospice and Palliative Care (Certificate)

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Prepare yourself to meet the needs of our growing elderly population. Develop skills and competencies in providing hospice and palliative care in this certificate program, and expand your opportunities for employment upon graduation.

The certificate program in hospice and palliative care is designed to provide future health and health care workers with the skills and competencies to lead and manage end-of-life care through a variety of settings, including home health care. Students learn from interprofessional instructors who are involved in hospice and palliative care as physicians, social workers, nurses and bereavement counselors, and who work with both children and adults as well as meet with hospice patients. Students get specialized instruction on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as learn about how these contemporary health care issues are burdening our health care system under its current structure. Lastly, students finish their certificate by completing an internship at Hospice of the Valley where they will work with patients and their families to help provide non-clinical care needs.

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Hospice and Palliative Care (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

Required Courses -- 12 credit hours
Notes: Directed by Dr. Gillian Hamilton at Hospice of the Valley. A minimum ASU cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required to enroll.
Elective Courses -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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