Archives for January 2016

Cornerstone VNA Announces Hospice Certification

Bonnie, Kate, & FloAndrea Patrick-Baudet, RN, CHPN, CHPCA, Director of the Hospice Program at Cornerstone VNA, has announced the recent certified hospice and palliative nursing assistant (CHPNA) certifications of three licensed nursing assistants.

Flo Debenedictis, LNA, CHPNA, Bonnie Stewart, LNA, CHPNA and Kate Kelly, LNA, CHPNA, received their credentialing after successfully completing a rigorous exam to evaluate their competence in the specialty of hospice care.

The certified hospice and palliative nursing assistant examination was designed for experienced hospice and palliative nursing assistants. Applicants must have 500 hours of hospice and palliative nursing assistant experience in the most recent 12 months or 1,000 hours in the most recent 24 months, all under the supervision of a registered nurse in the United States. Hospice and palliative nursing practice is the provision of nursing care for the patient and family, with emphasis on their physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs when experiencing a life-limiting illness and through bereavement. This is accomplished in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team in a setting that provides pain and symptom management, family support and 24-hour nursing availability.

Congratulations Bonnie, Kate and Flo!  Click here for more information about Hospice and Palliative Care at Cornerstone VNA.