The Hospice and Palliative Nursing Foundation (HPNF) is accepting applications to serve on the volunteer Board of Directors.
HPNF is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization which provides grants, awards, and scholarships to promote and support professional development opportunities for hospice and palliative nursing professionals, and other members of the team. The volunteer board of directors is responsible for governance and strategic planning for the long-term growth and success of the organization. Board members serve a three year term, beginning in January 2019. The mission of HPNF is to advance expert care in serious illness. The foundation works toward its vision to transform the care and culture of serious illness by focusing on these strategies:
Ongoing evaluation and research into the educational needs of hospice and palliative professionals
Designing programs, courses, and curriculum to advance expert care in serious illness
Advancing research into best practices of hospice and palliative care
Developing nursing leadership programs at the local and national levels
Enhancing nursing competence through certification
Ongoing research into the correlation between nursing certification and patient outcomes
Functions and responsibilities of the HPNF Board of Directors include:
Opening doors to funding sources
Delineation of responsibility to the CEO and to board committees
Periodic planning, review, and evaluation of policies, budget, mission and goals, priorities, bylaws, board committee and program function, and board composition
Periodic review and evaluation of financial operations
Attendance and active participation in board and committee meetings
Enhancement of the image of the organization to its various public contacts
Development of opportunities to further the mission and goals of HPNF
Pursuit of funding sources, including individual board members financial contributions on an annual basis
Actively participate in board meetings and committees
Serve as an ambassador for the organization
Engage and support the fund-raising initiatives of HPNF
The HPNF Board of Directors is a competency-based board, and is seeking individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, finance/accounting, grant writing, wealth management, and information technology.
Internal Number: 2018071701
About Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is a national professional association serving nurses and other healthcare professionals working in palliative and hospice care. Together with the affiliated organizations, the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, HPNA works to advance expert care in serious illness.