The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC), formerly the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®), is pleased to announce that Susie Compton, RN, MSN, Administrator of Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice has successfully met the requirements for Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA) on June 13, 2015.
Ms. Compton graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, where she was the Founder’s Medalist. She completed a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) with concentration in Nursing Administration and Education. Her nursing career focused on critical care and nursing education prior to her position at Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice where she has served as Administrator since 2010. She is a member of the Tennessee and American Nurses’ Associations, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses’ Association, and the Tennessee Hospital Association Home Care Alliance.
HPCC is the only organization that offers specialty certification for all levels of hospice and palliative nursing care, administrators and perinatal loss care professionals. Each certification is valid for a four year period at which time the certificant may renew his or her credential. There are currently over 250 administrators who hold the CHPCA® credential.
Together with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, HPCC works to advance expert care in serious illness. To learn more, visit HPCC at www.goHPCC.org, call 412.787.1057, or email hpcc@goHPCC.org.