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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.


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.

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.”

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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