Just before the COVID pandemic began, the I Will Projects funded an opportunity for nursing students at a community college and a 4-year university to receive nine weeks of customized intensive hospice and palliative care education. The lessons are designed to supplement and enrich current nursing curricula to meet the needs of the aging population and chronically ill in the US.
Our program follows the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) guidelines. ELNEC was created at City of Hope in Los Angeles, California and is approved by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Our instructor Amy holds a MS degree in executive nursing and leadership from Purdue University. She is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and certified End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum educator. She brings many years of experience from her previous position as the vice president of Clinical Operations with Sangre de Cristo Community Care. Amy is also a small business owner, operating a massage therapy practice in Colorado. Amy is the current Director of Product at AXXESS, home healthcare technology company, providing cloud-based software solutions.