Grant MacEwan University

Services are provided in English. The program/service currently serves the educational program. The program/service provides support and/or care for education inclusive of conceptualization of hospice palliative care, pain & symptom management, ethics, leadership, therapeutic relations in specialty practice, and field project. The program/service provides care in the setting of Grant MacEwan University - distance delivery courses.

Overview of Programs and Services

The Post-Basic Nursing Practice: Hospice Palliative Care and Gerontological Nursing certificate program at MacEwan University combines the common skill sets necessary for practice in both areas. Individuals select from either a palliative care major or gerontology major. Prepare for a rewarding career as an in-demand health care professional working with the aging population or the terminally ill.

Flexible Learning for Professionals: This 18-credit certificate is available through online distance delivery, giving you the opportunity to further your education in the comfort of your own home while still fulfilling your professional commitments.

Gerontology: Older patients often require complex and specialized care to maintain physical and mental health. With new advances in all areas of health care, Registered Nurses (RNs) specializing in gerontology offer their patients increased mobility, improved resilience and greater peace of mind.

Palliative Care: Palliative care aspires to relieve suffering and enhance quality of life for people living with acute or chronic life-threatening illnesses. RNs specializing in palliative care assist these individuals and those close to them with their physical, psychosocial and spiritual concerns during their life as well as during end-of-life and in the bereavement processes.

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Contact Information

PO Box 1796, Room 9-206
Edmonton,  Alberta
T5J 2P2
Contact Name: Gail Couch, Program Chair
Phone: (780) 497-4136
Fax: (780) 497–5720


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