Original ArticlesA Concept Analysis of Palliative Care Nursing Advancing Nursing TheoryKirkpatrick, Amanda J. MSN, RN-BC; Cantrell, Mary Ann PhD, RN, FAAN; Smeltzer, Suzanne C. EdD, RN, FAANAuthor Information College of Nursing (Dr Cantrell and Ms Kirkpatrick) and Center for Nursing Research (Dr Smeltzer), Villanova University, Pennsylvania; and College of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (Ms Kirkpatrick). Correspondence: Amanda J. Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC, College of Nursing, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Criss 2, Office 222, Omaha, NE 68178 ([email protected]). Thank you to Dr Betty Ferrell and Dr Polly Mazanec, whose encouragement, guidance, and support at a recent ELNEC conference enabled a deeper understanding of palliative care nursing. Both offered consultation and recommendations for the revision and development of figures and tables included in this article. Regards and blessings also to the academic and practicing palliative care experts who reviewed and validated the CHAARM approach as a comprehensive description of the minimum competency expected of prelicensure nursing students. These experts include Drs Mary Tracy, Maribeth Hercinger, Helen Chapple, Cindy Selig, Kiran Hapke, Ms Leslie Kuhnel, and Ms Sara Trampe.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2017 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 356-369 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000187 Buy Metrics Abstract The American Association of Colleges of Nursing specifies that all nurses must be prepared to deliver high-quality palliative care upon entry into practice. To achieve this aim, a clear understanding of palliative care nursing is needed. The Walker and Avant model for concept analysis was used to review and analyze relevant literature from 2000 to 2016. The authors utilized findings of this extensive review to develop a concept model and other practical resources for guiding nurses, educators, and researchers in applying and evaluating competence in the delivery of high-quality palliative nursing care. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.