Continuing Education

Interested in discussing a continuing education program for our organization? Please contact:

Dr. Tommie Norris,  Nurse Planner 901-448-7377
Ms. Roylynn Germain, Coordinator 901-448-2726. 

The College of Nursing invites you to the End of Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) for APRNS

Healthcare professionals spend critical time with patients facing chronic and life-threatening illness.  Studies have shown many healthcare providers feel inadequately prepared to provide the comprehensive care which is valuable at the end-o-life. The ELNEC project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care in the United States by providing consistent, advanced education on end-of-life nursing care.

Speakers: TBD

April 28, 2017 - 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
April 29, 2017 - 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Conference Venue:
The Racquet Club of Memphis is located on 12 acres in the center of Memphis.
511 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117

Dietary & Special Needs:
If you have any dietary restrictions, (e.g. vegetarian, kosher, or gluten free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at

Hotel Information:
Hotels near Racquet Club of Memphis

DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis (next door to venue)
0.08 mi away at 5069 Sanderlin Avenue
3 Star, Prices from $99

Hampton Inn Memphis - Poplar
0.75 mi away at 5320 Poplar Avenue
3 Star, Prices from $98

The Memphis International Airport is located 7 miles southeast of downtown Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee located at 2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38116. The airport is 14 minutes and 11.5 miles from the Racquet Club of Memphis and nearby hotels. Taxi fare is approximately $33 which includes tip. UBER is also available. Onsite parking at the Racquet Club is free.

Continuing Education Credit:
The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Twelve (12) continuing nursing education (CNE) hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance for the entire presentation and complete the electronic evaluation process after the meeting. The CNE certificate will be provided online after completion of the evaluation.

Additional Registrations from same facility receive a 10% discount
Purchase order option also available by contact

Register for End of Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) for APRNS Event.

Contact Information:
Roylynn Germain
The University of TN Health Science Center, College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue, Suite 1063
Memphis, TN 38163

PLEASE NOTE: The CORE section of ELNEC has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Course Agenda - ELNEC - APRNs

ELNEC for APRN Course Objectives

At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Examine the role the APRN plays in palliative care for chronic and life-threatening illnesses
  2. Describe evidence-based interventions for pain and symptom management
  3. Demonstrate effective communication during difficult conversations.
  4. Assemble tools that provide leadership to ensure quality patient & family outcomes.
  5. Identify opportunities for generalist and specialist in palliative care.

April 28, 2017

  Day 1 ELNEC for APRNs
  7:50 - 8:00 Registration
  8:00 - 8:45 Welcome / Introduction / ELNEC
0.75 9:30 - 10:00 Overview to Palliative Care
  9:30 - 10:00 BREAK
1.25 10:00 - 11:15 Pain Management
1.25 11:15 - 12:15 Communication Lab 1: Breaking Bad News-Family Meeting
  12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH
1.5 1:15 - 2:30 Communication Lab 2: APRN speaking to someone resistant to PC
  2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
1.0         2:45 - 3:45 Final Hours
  3:45 - 4:00 Dismissal

April 29, 2017 

  Day 2 ELNEC for APRNs
1.5 8:00 - 9:30 Symptoms
  9:30 - 9:45 BREAK
1.0 9:45 - 10:45 Opportunities for “Generalists” and “Specialists”
1.25 10:45 - 12:00 Case Studies related to pain and symptoms
  12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
0.75 1:00 - 1:45 Quality
  1:45 - 2:00 BREAK
0.75 2:00 - 2:45 Education
1.0 2:45 - 3:45 Leadership
0.25 3:45 - 4:00 Q&A/ Evaluation
12 Total   Total CNEs

The College of Nursing invites you to the 2017 Mary L. Morris Distinguished Visiting Professorship

 "Cultural Awareness: Respecting Differences"

2017 DVP Antony Sheehan

Speaker:   Antony Sheehan, Senior Advisor, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
(Registration begins at 5:00 pm)

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Link to program evaluation and verification of attendance for CE credit.

The College of Nursing endorses the concept of lifelong learning for nurses and other health care professionals. We support this through the initiation, development, and presentation of continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals.

You will find applications for joint-sponsored activities, calendar of CE offerings, and contact information for a variety of CE activities through the CON.  The UTHSC CON is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. These are also approved by UTHSC CON Continuing Education Review Committee.

Past Events:

Pallative Care and End-of-Life Care: For All Ages 

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Contact Information

UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Fax: 901-448-4121
Toll Free: 800-733-2498

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