Hi everyone, I'm posting this question for my mom not myself. I'm curious how one becomes a palliative NP, is it a FNP with an emphasis? I can't find any programs that are specifically palliative care NP.
For context my mom has been a nurse (BSN) for 25 years and currently works in palliative care. She really loves palliative and after taking a number of courses including the year long one offered through the CSU system, she became a certified palliative and hospice nurse (CHPN). Her current work situation is crappy, she does a few peoples worth of work and her palliative role is technically unofficial so shes always working so hard to keep it going and being threatended that her "program" will shut down. She works at a large healthcare company in CA and is well payed so she stays despite the issues. She won't make the same money doing a similar job at any other company. I'm encouraging her to look into a masters because she loves the autonomy of home health and her current pay but her situation is unsustainable.