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Morningside College nursing professor completes advanced training for end-of-life care

January 25, 2019, in Latest News

Amanda Haverhals, assistant professor of nursing education at Morningside College, recently completed advanced training from the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.

The consortium provides training to undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty so they can teach nursing students how to improve palliative care for patients and families facing serious illness or the end of life.

Haverhals teaches a course called Nursing Care of the Aging Population, where she spends a significant amount of time addressing the needs of patients at the end of their lives.

“My goal is to train nurses who not only care for the physical needs of the patient, but the emotional and spiritual aspects as well,” Haverhals said. “This advanced training will allow me to better prepare new nurses to address the needs of a patient and their family during the final stage of life.”

Haverhals joined the faculty at Morningside College in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Morningside College and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.