Smothers, Angel DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Young, Stephanie MSN, RN; Dai, Zheng MS
July/August 2019, Volume 44, Issue 4;
Education on palliative care should begin early in prelicensure nursing education because of the complex care needs of patients requiring end-of-life care. In this video and article, the authors explain how they integrated the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum into the prelicensure program. The assessed students’ attitudes on end-of-life care using the Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying scale (as sophomores, then again as seniors). Seniors were more comfortable caring for patients at end of life and had a better understanding of their role.