About the Certificate

Map of locations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho including Seattle, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Portland, and Boise.

This interprofessional curriculum is designed for practicing healthcare professionals from nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care, and other disciplines seeking specialty training in palliative care. The 9-month graduate certificate includes three 5-credit courses taken sequentially in the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. 

This is a hybrid program that includes both online and in-person instruction. The online instruction includes self-paced online modules and monthly live webinars.  There is a required 2.5 day workshop each quarter of the course

It is invaluable, no matter where you are in your practice. It creates networks and gives you a skillset.

Diane Dozois, MD, FAAFP
The modalities support participants in developing their expertise in three key areas of palliative care practice: person-centered communication, interprofessional team training, and program sustainability in their palliative care practice. In addition, the certificate includes VitalTalkĀ® training, which is a highly regarded national model for expert serious illness communication skills.

Program collaborators: Cambia PCCE and Vital Talk

Duration: Three 5-credit quarters
Cost per credit hour: $745
Approximate Total: $11,175