de Souza Institute

CNA Hospice Palliative Care Study Group (CHPC)

The de Souza Hospice Palliative Care Study Group offers preparatory work to assist independent adult learners as they study to write the CNA Hospice Palliative Care exam. Participants will have access to a text book (eBook) and examine theories and concepts in order to achieve specific competencies as outlined in the CNA exam study guide blueprint. Based on this blueprint, the exam content consists of competencies of a fully competent practicing hospice palliative care nurse.

The course is self-directed and self-paced. It has been divided up into modules based on the CNA Hospice Palliative Care competencies. The CNA competency categories are as follows:

  • Person and Family-Centered Care
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Symptom Assessment and Management
  • Care in the Final Days
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Education, Professional Development and Advocacy
  • Ethics and Legal Issues

Visit the CNA website for more information on CNA hospice palliative care competency areas and exam eligibility criteria and exam eligibility criteria.


Participants must be writing the CNA Hospice Palliative Care Exam in Spring of 2023.

Feb 20, 2023 - May 15, 2023
Fee (CAD): $ 479.00