Hospice Nurse Qualifications
Having a qualified, compassionate hospice nurse is essential for end of life care. Westlake Village Hospice has a talented staff of nurses that can make you as comfortable as possible and assist your family through this trying time. We take extraordinary steps to find you a hospice nurse who suits your needs and can give you the highest standard of care.
To become a hospice nurse, a person must become a Registered Nurse (RN) and may complete training in fields specific to hospice care. Hospice nurses typically have either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or a Master’s Degree in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. The topics they have studied include: Anatomy and physiology, Pharmacology, Health assessment, Nursing skills and fundamentals, Medical and biological ethics, Geriatrics, and Psychology.