Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/28/2016University of Maryland Baltimore
Proposal
MSPalliative Care7/27/2016Approved8/1/2016
Palliative Care Program Description
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Palliative Care will address the tremendous need for educational opportunities in palliative care both in the US and globally. The purpose of this program is to provide interprofessional education and training for professionals who wish to gain experience in caring for patients with advanced and terminal illnesses and their families, emphasizing and integrating the unique contributions made by all disciplines who provide palliative care. Disciplines include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains and grief and bereavement specialists.  The program will be conducted completely online, with learners working primarily asynchronously. The target learner audience includes healthcare providers who are working in palliative care and wish to advance their knowledge and skills. Candidates will minimally have a baccalaureate degree, and most will have an entry-level health care disciplinary degree (e.g., MD, PharmD, RN, APRN, PA-C, LCSW, etc.).