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2017 Conference Schedule

October 2-4 / Orlando, FL

Creating a Hospice Nurse: How to Develop a Hospice Preceptor Program


October 4


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM


CE Track 3

CE session

Historically, hospice has been unable to hire newly graduated nurses because of the complexity of care.  Hospice nurses provide care to the patient as well as to the families at a time when rapid disease progression is evident in the patient.  Hospice nurses need to be self-sufficient, have excellent clinical skills, and have a broad knowledge of disease progression.

Creating a hospice preceptor program will enable hospices to train preceptors and new nurses to increase their confidence and expertise in direct patient care. Ultimately with a hospice preceptor program, patients and families will receive a higher level of evidenced based, standardized care.  New hospice nurses without prior hospice experience and seasoned hospice nurses will receive current information and individualized mentoring that will increase their competence and self-confidence.  The teams will function more effectively, morale will improve and loyalty to the organization will become stronger. As a result, recruitment will be easier and retention will be higher.


Target Audience:

This session will enable the learner to create a successful onboarding program for their hospice nurses that will minimize burnout, increase job satisfaction, increase nurse retention, and increase patient care and satisfaction.


Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the need for establishing effective preceptorships in the complex hospice environment.
  • Evaluate and analyze the competencies necessary for hospice nurses
  • Understand how to use and create learning activities from the hospice competencies and develop a hospice nurse in a short time period.


Continuing Education Hours:





Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



There is no additional fee for this course beyond the cost paid for admission to the conference. Please send  grievances or requests for accommodations for disability to cchassagneux@reliaslearning.com. Course completion requirements: Requires remaining in the room for the duration of the instruction and all learners must sign in and out with the official session proxy. Paper certificates will be immediately awarded upon completion.


Cultural Competence Statement:

All courses offered by Essential Learning are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.


Nadia Soulouque, MBA/HRM, PHR, SHRM-CP
Nadia Soulouque’s career as a human resources professional recently transitioned to a career in education after completion of coursework for a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. Having created a preceptor curriculum for Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Nadia Soulouque wants to share with other hospices a preceptor/onboarding program to help retain nurses.