If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00.  

Course Description

This course will provide participants with skills and knowledge to have a conversation about Advance Directives and End of Life Care.


Nancy Dereng, RN, BSN

Target Audience

All Healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes

  • Define Advance Directives and the benefits of timely completion of these documents.
  • Describe the two types of Advance Directives: Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will.
  • Describe how to have a conversation with loved ones about Advance Directives, personal wishes and how to manage this document.
  • Identify different resources to assist in development of Advance Directive.

Length of Course

90 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.50 contact hour.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs (1.50 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.