Chronic Disease and Palliative Care I

Credit Option
Non credit
Program Type

This workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide person centered palliative care to patients with chronic and serious illnesses.

Offered exclusively to registered nurses (RNs and APRNs), participants will earn six Continuing Education Units through Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  You will also be awarded a digital badge that you can add to your résumé or social media. 

The common trajectories of serious illnesses including cardiac, pulmonary, COVID-19, neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric diseases are examined. Psychological, spiritual, social, ethical and legal aspects of care are explored.  Advanced care planning is discussed.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Healthcare: Palliative Care certificate program.

Workshops taken individually will not count towards the certificate, but will earn six CEU’s and a digital badge. If you wish to earn the certificate, you must apply to the certificate program and complete any six of the seven workshops.

Workshop Information

Workshop Dates


Meeting Time

Each workshop will require approximately six hours of work per week, which must be completed during the week of the workshop. You and your instructors and classmates will interact asynchronously — so there are no required class meetings on specific days and times.



Adelphi alumni or any student who registers at least 30 days before the start of a workshop will receive a 15% discount.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists


Dr. Kathleen DiGangi Condon

Kathleen A. DiGangi Condon, DNP, MA, ANP-BC, ACHPN, has practiced for more than a decade in palliative care, and has cared for individuals residing in some of New York’s most vulnerable communities.  In addition to clinical practice, Dr. DiGangi Condon has an interest in clinical ethics and in the education of health care providers.  She is a former Instructor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and has been a panelist and guest lecturer at universities in the New York metro area.  Her research has focused on professional issues and nurses’ moral distress.

Dr. DiGangi Condon holds a BS and MS degrees in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing, and a DNP from Stony Brook University School of Nursing.  Additionally, she graduated with College Honors the College of the Holy Cross, with BA degrees in psychology and religious studies, and completed an MA in theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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