[Pctc_recruitment] UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care - Application Open!

  • 09 Apr 2019 8:02 AM
    Message # 7273395
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    It is my pleasure to let you know that our application to the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for our autumn 2019 has gone Live!

    Link to the instructions: https://nursing.uw.edu/gcpapn-palliative-care-instructions/

    Priority admission is May 1, 2019, with rolling admissions accepted through August 1, 2019 on a space available basis.

    Below I have provided details about what you will need in order to complete the application. Please read the instructions in the School of Nursing link above carefully.

    Two pathways for applying

    1. For those who wish to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care and have either a baccalaureate or a post baccalaureate degree and are taking the graduate certificate as a stand-alone program select the option under apply now: Graduate Non-matriculated, then “M or Nursing-Seattle Campus” (Even if applying to Portland campus)
    2. For those already enrolled in a UW degree seeking program or are applying as an international applicant please select the “Nursing-Grad Cert Prog- Adv Prac Nurse (Palliative Care) option

    Required Items

    1. Two letters of recommendation: (providing their impression of the applicant as related to the following criteria: clinical competence, teaching and supervisory potential or ability, personality and integrity, and potential for leadership and professional development) with the 2 recommenders from the following options:

    a.                    clinical recommendation from current clinical supervisor

    b.                    clinical recommendation from a peer or previous supervisor

    c.                     academic recommendation, such as one from a clinical or class instructor, or preceptor

    Recommenders will receive email prompting them to submit online recommendations for you. **

    1. A statement of purpose: indicating why you are interested in the School of Nursing Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care and how will you use the training in your daily work? Please include the preferred campus/track (Seattle or Portland, Adult or Pediatric) for your in-person workshops participation.
    2. Resume/cv
    3. UW School of Nursing Graduate School Application Supplemental Form
    4. Electronic transcript of all post-secondary schools (unofficial, if legible are fine)

    UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

    OVERVIEW: The certificate program is an innovative, post-graduate interprofessional course designed for working professionals who want to develop palliative care skills. It is one of only a few programs nationally where all professions train together to provide team-based, patient- and family-centered care.

    PARTICIPANTS: Past participants include nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, naturopaths, social workers, spiritual care providers, patient advocates, administrators and allied health professionals. Our graduates are from rural, suburban and urban environments. They also work in outpatient, inpatient and long-term care settings from every aspect of medicine and come with a range of experience from those just finishing training, to those with decades of clinical experience.  Jointly offered through the UW Schools of Nursing and Medicine, the certificate is ideal for professionals who want specialty training to join a palliative care team, become a palliative care champion within their current clinical role, be change agents for their organization or purely want to improve their personal skill set.

    ONLINE CURRICULUM: The program is 9 months, taught over 3 academic quarters, with each quarter focusing on a key area of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training, and program development/systems integration. Because the course is designed for working professionals, the majority of the weekly coursework is done via the online portal at UW using:

    •            Interactive self-directed modules

    •            Live webinars

    •            Recorded lectures from experts

    •            Discussion groups

    •            Reflection writing

    •            Intentional structured clinical practice exercise

    IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS: In addition to the online components, each quarter includes a 3 day in-person workshop to provide an immersive experience in these 3 key areas. Our first 2 workshops include VitalTalk® training, which is a highly regarded national model for simulation training in serious illness communication. Our third workshop uses principles of design thinking to engage leadership and pitch a capstone project.

    All students will enroll through the University of Washington, and take their distance learning course work through our online portal and our pediatric track will have pediatric specific content for each week.  However students can now select between three options for their quarterly in-person workshops:

                  1) Seattle, WA: Adult focus

                  2) Portland, OR: OHSU-Pediatric focus

                  3) Portland, OR: Adult focus 



    •            A brief video (1min) about our program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AlaIym64bItxS7SlK2wX9B8FEpCESVra/view 

    •            Recorded webinar (~25min):  Provides an overview of the course: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7x3B5cOw5FDZE9iQW5SN1Z5czA/view 

    As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at pctc@uw.edu

    We look forward to receiving your applications for the UW Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, cohort 2019-2020!

    Dani Brace, MPH

    Program Manager, Palliative Care Training Center

    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

    T620-B, Health Science Building, Box 357266

    1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195




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