Palliative Care, Minor

In our palliative care program, you’ll learn to work throughout the continuum of illness, addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of your patients while bolstering their autonomy and access to information. This high-demand speciality is relevant for all types of nursing practice, including gerontology, oncology, pediatrics, home care, and mental health.  


A total of 3 course units are required.

Core Courses
NURS 5570Principles of Palliative Care1
NURS 5670An Evidence-based Approach to Managing Symptoms in Advanced Illness1
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:1
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Ethical Aspects of Health and Technology
Current Issues In Health and Social Policy
Pain Science and Practice
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.