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"Becoming active in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association has been one of the most gratifying parts of my nursing career. I have found mentoring, educational resources, and a group of nursing professionals whose passion for our specialty is contagious. I am not just a number at HPNA, but a member empowered to make a difference!”

 Jennifer Gentry, RN MSN ACHPN FPCN 


Welcome to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, a community of nearly 10,000 healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing expert care in serious illness.

Membership Levels

Click on the corresponding links below to apply online. The membership application  is also available for download. 

  • RN - $125 for one year | $230 for two years
  • Student - Free membership for full-time students who are not licensed
  • LPN/LVN - $90 for one year | $165 for two years
  • Retired RN - $60 for one year | $115 for two years

Membership Benefits

Clinical Resources

  • Over 40 hours of free, on-demand courses offering NCPD credit
  • Access to the full library of Nursing Resource Guides
  • Subscription to the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
  • Subscription to the Journal for Palliative Medicine (for APRN members)
  • Complimentary access to POLARIS Pain Management
  • Weekly member newsletter
  • HPNA SmartBrief newsletter


Member Pricing



All memberships are based on anniversary date, e.g. a one-year membership purchased in March will be valid through March of the following year. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted for payment, but foreign checks cannot be accepted. Non-U.S. residents, please pay by credit card. Membership dues are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, but they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. 7.3 % of your payment will be spent on HPNA lobbying efforts with the intention to influence legislation, and is therefore, not deductible as a business expense.