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The Post-Basic Nursing Practice: Hospice Palliative Care/Gerontology post-diploma certificate at MacEwan University combines the skill sets necessary for nursing care of older adults or the terminally ill. Older patients often require complex and specialized care to maintain physical and mental health. Nurses are able to offer their patients increased mobility, improved resilience and independence, and greater peace of mind. Palliative care aspires to relieve the suffering and enhance the quality of life in persons living with acute or chronic illnesses. Nurses assist individuals and their families during losses, death and in the bereavement process.


Post Graduate Program

Program Length

2 Years


MacEwan University | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Next Intake

May 2022

Course Structure

The Course Includes

Tuition, student term fees, mandatory fees of UPASS, photo ID, UPASS (Local Bus Pass ), books, Sports & Wellness, SAMU, health and dental supplemental insurance.

Program Outcomes

The program prepares students for the Canadian healthcare system and creates a solid foundation for future nursing practice. The curriculum is developed using Canadian standard practices, and thus gives our graduates an employment advantage in the career opportunities available following their successful nursing registration in Canada.

Nurses enrolled in the program build increased knowledge and skills in the physical, social, emotional and spiritual domains of palliative care and gerontology. As components of the evidence-based curriculum, students learn core competencies within the nursing specialties of gerontology and palliative care, apply knowledge to clinical situations, develop interpersonal therapeutic relationship and leadership skills, evaluate ethical dilemmas, and manage illness symptoms or grief through appropriate nursing, pharmacological or non-pharmacological interventions. Students receive theoretical and practical knowledge through classroom lectures, discussions, clinical lab practice, and a variety of innovative learning activities.

How to get started with the admission process?

Gerontology and Hospice Palliative Care

Please Submit the Following at the time of application:

  • All educational documents
  • Nursing degree/diploma mark sheets for all years attended and certificates
  • 10th and 12th standard mark sheets
  • Nursing registration certificate
  • Passport
  • IELTS test result form.

About MacEwan University

MacEwan University is a vibrant, innovative educational institution focused on student learning. MacEwan fosters student success and student contributions within local, national and international communities. Teaching and learning are central to the academic endeavour, which is informed and enriched by research and scholarly pursuits of highly engaged faculty and staff. MacEwan strives to exemplify the values of respect, integrity, citizenship and environmental stewardship through teaching, learning, scholarship, research and service.

MacEwan endeavors to enhance our students’ capacity to live well-balanced, productive lives as citizens of our interconnected world. Our links with communities beyond the University - academic and professional, local and international - ensure the relevance of learning activities and enable students to move confidently into the workforce or on to further educational opportunities.

Contact Us

Canada Head Office:

9814A 44 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 5E5
Phone: 780-328-0947 / 780-885-8484


India Head office:

Building No.4, 3rd Floor, Next to corporation Bank Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, 141001
Phone: 0161-4628899, 4638899, 09555556789


Delhi Office

4B/1, 1 st Floor (Next to Bank of Baroda), Tilak Nagar, New Delhi, India 11018
Phone:strong> 011-45601990


UAE Head Office

Office No. 204 Al Moosa Business Center Umm Hurair Road, Oud Metha Dubai, UAE PO Box No. 116930
Phone: +971524111976, 04-824-9488

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