End-of-Life Center
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Graduate Certificate in Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies USF is designed to provide knowledge related to the care of patients and families facing advanced non-curable diseases. While this certificate is housed in the College of Nursing and the School of Aging Studies, the certificate is open to all graduate students and health care professionals working in or interested in the area of hospice and palliative care. All faculty who teach the certificate courses are affiliated with the Center and represent many different colleges and departments at USF, such as Nursing, Public Health, Aging Studies, Geriatric Medicine, Psychiatry and Social Work. Guest lectures are provided by expert clinicians in the field from agencies such as LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. and The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Completion of this certificate does not imply certification of clinical competency. Applicants must meet academic requirements, including a BA/BS degree.

Total program hours: 12 credit hours

Required course:

  • GEY 5642 Perspectives on Death and Dying

3 elective courses slected from the list below.

  • GEY 6934 Family Caregiving in Aging and Chronic Illness
  • GEY 6934 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training
  • NGR 6096 Oncology Nursing Concepts
  • NGR 6931 Counseling for the Terminally Ill
  • NGR 6930 Research Seminar in Palliative and Hospice Care

Other courses available on campus may be taken with permission of the academic advisors. Only courses officially recognized by the program will be credited toward the Certificate. Advising will be provided by: Dr. William Haley (813) 974-9739 for social workers, counselors, chaplains and others Dr. Susan McMillan (813) 974-9188 for nurses

You may obtain more information about the Graduate Certificate by calling Amy Woodbury at (813) 974-2414, emailing Ms. Woodbury at amwoodbu@cas.usf.edu, or by visiting the School of Aging Studies website: School of Aging Studies

Or the Graduate School website: http://www.outreach.usf.edu/gradcerts/