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Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
May 2014 
Volume 16  Number 3
Pages 122 - 125
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In January 2014, the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA), Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN) boards held a Joint Board Retreat. This is the first time in the history of the 3 organizations that the boards have met jointly. The goals of the retreat were to begin the process of developing strategies to work even more closely "In Alliance" and for the boards to assess and identify potential opportunities for joint strategic planning. While each organization and board have duties that are unique to their operations, the 3 boards believe that there are also areas of common interest where it makes sense to work together for the benefit of the organizations and for their constituents. Some areas of common interest include advocacy, branding, image and communication, board orientation, and board education. A major objective of joint strategic planning was to develop even more synergy among the 3 organizations and to enhance value for the constituents (members, certificants, and donors) of each of the organizations.A discussion was held about the mission and vision of each organization, and both the HPNF and NBCHPN boards approved the adoption of the same mission and vision as HPNA. So the 3 organizations now share the same vision "To transform the care and culture of serious illness" and the same mission "To advance expert care in serious illness." Each organization will contribute unique services to meet the mission and vision; however, the organizations will all be focused on the same mission and vision. This is a very important milestone in the evolution of the organizations and one that will make us even stronger and position us to realize our vision of "transforming the care and culture of serious illness."Sally Welsh, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CEOThe newPalliative Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice-An Essential Resource for Hospice and Palliative Nurse addresses

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