Salzburg Nursing Seminar on Palliative Care
October 1-7, 2006
(Please provide all the information requested below)
Position or Title at Work:
Work Mailing address:
Telephone & Fax numbers:
Email Address (all participants must have access to email and the internet either at home
or at your work place):
The course will be held entirely in English. Do you speak and read English fluently?
Please describe the nursing education you have received?
Please tell us about your current work. For example, do you work in a hospital or an
outpatient clinic? Are you an administrator or do you take care of patients and/or teach
Do you belong to any professional nursing organization in your country or to an
international organization? Please name.
Have you attended national or international courses on palliative care before? When and
Please tell us why you are interested in palliative care.
Please tell us why you are interested in attending this palliative care course and what you
would like to learn
What are the ways you might use the new knowledge you gain at the course to improve
the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses? For example, will you might use the
course materials to train other nurses in in-service training in your hospital or you might
work to get palliative care topics included in the nursing curriculum of your university,
college, or nursing academy or you might hold a course for nurses on palliative care in
Please return completed application by August 15th, with a CV attached, by email to
Kiera Hepford, Program Assistant, International Palliative Care Initiative at
loyed as RNs in south central Idaho, with an anticipated 47 annual
openings in the field.
The nursing track is one of the most popular academic degree tracks at CSI in general and at the CSI
Blaine County Center specifically. Here in Hailey, 24 students each year complete the 120-hour CNA
certification program, and dozens of students work on prerequisites or do components of nursing
classes (such as online lectures and exams) at the Blaine County Center at any given time. By the time
students enter the LPN or RN program (or radiology technician program, medical assistant program,
etc.), they need to commute to the Twin Falls campus for the majority of their classes and labs.
Nursing degrees, and degrees in the health care industry in general, are highly marketable here in the
Wood River Valley and around the nation. Nurses are in demand, and nursing is a promising career
field. We could “grow our own” nurses to supply St. Luke’s Hospital, Blaine Manor, the proposed Croy
Canyon care facility, and other health care needs by supporting local individuals who pursue this
7. Options Considered
Because of the cost of developing nursing labs, the difficulty of hiring qualified nursing instructors,
and the nature of the nursing program, it is not feasible right now to develop a full-fledged nursing
program based in Hailey. CSI is actively working to develop more hybrid courses (courses that
combine online and on-site coursework) to minimize the commuting time for students, but still,
students will have to spend significant time on the Twin Falls campus to complete these degrees.
8. Preliminary Project Schedule and Milestones:
SUSTAIBLAINE PROJECT WHITE PAPER
Spring 2011 – Conduct transportation survey to assess demand for transportation to the Twin Falls
Campus from the Blaine County Campus. Work through the Health Sciences and Human Services
dean and the nursing faculty to arrange Blaine County pre-nursing students into a cohort.
Fall 2011 – Pilot a transportation program with Mountain Rides to facilitate transportation between
the CSI Blaine County Campus and the Twin Falls Campus.
Spring 2012 – Provide $2,000 in additional scholarships to local students pursuing nursing or other
health care industry degrees. Organize a cohort of Blaine County students who will begin the RN
program at the same time.
9. Risk Assessment:
No. Risk Possible Mitigation
1 Number of program participants exceeds We are working with relatively small cohorts
actual marketplace demands (about a dozen students participating in the
nursing program from Blaine County each year),
which itself mitigates this risk. Also, the job
prospects in this area continue to be more
promising than other fields. Program could
emphasize versatility for work not just in
hospitals but in physicians’ offices, care facilities,
and private homes.
2 Scholarship funds cannot be sustained Collaborate with St. Luke’s Hospital, local
rotaries, and other philanthropic organizations
to raise funds.
3 Transportation to Twin Falls campus poses Coordinate with students to design optimal
ongoing barrier as gas prices rise transportation schedule and collaborate with
Mountain Rides to develop affordable
transportation option (i.e. vanpool)
10. Organization and Resources:
This could largely be organized through CSI, though scholarships from private donors would greatly
improve the feasibility of the project. In addition, we would coordinate with St. Luke’s and Blaine
Manor for clinical practice, internships, and other educational opportunities. The transportation
piece would be coordinated in conjunction with Mountain Rides.
11. Financing and Funding:
Again, scholarships (approximately $2,000 each year) would provide critical student support as part
of the nursing initiative. There might also be a need to subsidize transportation to the Twin Falls
We request $6,000 in funds over the next three years (beginning fall 2011) to provide scholarship
assistance and to subsidize group transportation.
Submitted by: Jenny Emery Davidson, Ph.D., CSI Blaine County Center Director