Application Info

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Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care by May 1 for priority admission, all applications due by July 15.

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We serve an interprofessional student cohort, some of whom are earning concurrent degrees at UW and others who are returning to school as a licensed healthcare clinician to earn the Graduate Certificate as a stand-alone program. 

Feel free to be in touch at to discuss how the program can elevate your practice. 

For all Healthcare Professionals that are not current UW students: using the link in the card below, create a profile under New Applicant. You should be prompted to select the following:

  1. Select Application Type: Graduate
  2. Select Graduate Program: Nursing - Graduate Certificate Program - Palliative Care

If you decide to return at a later date to complete your application, return to the link in the card below and select Returning Applicant. 


Healthcare Professionals

RN, APP, MD/DO, MSW & MDiv are our most common applicants

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Current UW Graduate/Doctoral student

DNP students are our most common applicants 

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Required Items

  1. Two letters of recommendation: (providing their impression of the applicant as related to the following criteria: clinical competence, teaching and supervisory potential or ability, personality and integrity, and potential for leadership and professional development) with the 2 recommenders from the following options (Recommenders will receive email prompting them to submit online recommendations for you):
    1. clinical recommendation from current clinical supervisor
    2. clinical recommendation from a peer or previous supervisor
    3. academic recommendation, such as one from a clinical, class instructor or preceptor
  2. A statement of purpose indicating why you are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care and how will you use the training in your daily work. 
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Official electronic transcript of last/highest post-secondary education 


We receive many requests for financial support and try to balance need with available funds. We give priority to interprofessional students who otherwise couldn't participate and who have limited alternative funding sources. 

We will review all scholarship applications after our admissions decisions. Be sure to also submit your program application by July 15 if you have not already done so. 

As you explore funding options, please consider the sources that prior students have used to support their training: 

  • Financial aid/student loans (for eligible students concurrently enrolled in a degree-granting program) 
  • Continuing education funds through work or professional organizations
  • Institutional grant support or funds from other awards / scholarships
  • Funds from department / organization to support institutional goals or professional development
  • Gifts from friends, family, crowdsourcing campaigns

Track Information

Adult Track

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Pediatric Track

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