The Kanarek Center for Palliative Care Nursing Education (KCPC) will open at Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing in September 2017. Housed in a brand new, state of the art nursing facility in Fairfield, CT, the Center will advance the future of nursing and foster inter-professional collaboration to enhance the lives of patients and their families in palliative care and end-of-life care through education, practice, administration, research and policy.

WHAT IS PALLIATIVE CARE?

(pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv)
is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.


2012
LAUNCHING A MASTER’S OF SCIENCE IN NURSING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Kanarek Family Foundation provided a $200,000 grant to launch a Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership program. The revised program was created in response for better patient outcomes and improved coordination in the delivery of healthcare services. It was awarded “Innovations in Professional Nursing Education” by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2014.


2007-2009
Underwrote a two year initiative entitled Nursing Curriculum Integration: Pediatric and Adolescent Center Palliative Care  

The Kanarek Family Foundation underwrote a two-year grant to an initiative entitled Nursing Curriculum Integration: Pediatric & Adolescent Cancer Palliative Care.”


2008
Lead contributor to the installation of a nursing simulation lab and named, The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center


Nursing Simuation

Nursing simulation allows nursing students to practice real life nursing scenarios in a controlled, safe, realistic environment to develop clinical reasoning skills using realistic computerized mannequins. The goal of simulation is to improve competence, confidence and personalized, immediate feedback.

Around a mannequin in Nursing Simulation Lab 
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