Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)

Online Courses

Pre-Requisite: Fundamentals of HPC and Fundamentals Enhanced Proof of Certification is Required

Thinking about taking CAPCE?

We are able to offer affordable, quality, and high-value palliative care courses for health care providers, in Waterloo Wellington, due to government subsidies received by our program. Click on the “+” signs below to reveal more course details.

If it has been more than five years since you last took a CAPCE course, you may consider re-taking it, due to continuous changes in hospice and palliative care.

CAPCE is designed to support the development of nurses as leaders with expertise in hospice palliative care to serve as resource professionals in their facilities, agencies and communities.

CAPCE graduates become members of an ever-growing number of local nursing professionals invested in the provision of high-quality, evidence-informed hospice palliative care practice.

CAPCE is designed for NPs, RNs, and RPNs with passion and experience, in Palliative Care. Please ensure you meet the criteria before applying: Eligibility Criteria
CAPCE is an 18-week, Online course requiring learners to interact with their peers and facilitators. All course work / materials are provided online using the Brightspace Learning Environment

Course Structure: Learners will participate as follows:
  • Self-Directed Learning Activities
  • Three Classroom Sessions ( via Zoom)
  • Eight Individual/Small Group Coaching Sessions (approx. 2 hours each)
  • Eight Peer-to-Peer Exchanges
  • Two Practical Application Assignments
For more course details, please review:
Cost: $300 - Fees are non-refundable but may be transferrable
  • Registration priority is given to those working in Waterloo Wellington
  • Full Participation is mandatory to receive a certificate.
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  • Course IPAQ Requirements - Learn more>

Course Availability & Registration Information

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CAPCE Course – Winter 2024 Registration

Please review all details above prior to signing up for CAPCE!

Online CAPCE Course – the CBL sessions below will be held via Zoom

Course Start Date: Feb 8, 2024

Between the Course Start Date and Case-Based Learning (CBL) Session 1, participants will be expected to log into the learning platform to complete course readings and activities – see Course Activity Outline

  • CBL Session 1: Feb 29, 2024        (9:00am – 12:00 pm)   Occurs during week 1
  • CBL Session 2: Apr 4, 2024          (9:00am – 12:00 pm)   Occurs during week 6
  • CBL Session 3: May 30, 2024      (9:00am – 12:00 pm)   Occurs during week 14

Next CAPCE Course Coming – Fall 2024


What CAPCE Grads are saying:

“Love that the learning objectives are more geared at making change happen at work. Thank you all!”

“Often at my place of employment the conversations that need to happen, happen when in crisis. I will be working more closely with new admits to establish goals of care and ensure these are communicated to all levels of staff.”

“It was very informative, encouraged team discussion and problem solving.”

“I am assessing patients’ presentation in more detail and paralleling the information in the Pallium Pocketbook for reference and guidance. I am also feeling more confident in my conversations with patients and with their families, especially in setting/considering goals of care. I look forward to shifts as opportunities to integrate the class learning.”

“Great program! Would definitely recommend this to other staff members who are interested in palliative care.”