Palliative Care Advanced Practice Provider Mentoring Program

This year-long program builds on learnings from the Four Seasons Palliative Care Immersion Course and is designed specifically for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists to enhance their clinical skills as well as help them improve the design and efficiency of their palliative care programs. The program will be facilitated by Marian Grant, an expert palliative care nurse practitioner with graduate-level palliative care education, research, and policy expertise. Dr. Grant will use a  case-based and participant-directed learning method in the monthly recorded 2-hour group mentoring sessions. In addition, a discussion board will be available for ongoing interaction to foster a true learning community along with posted readings and projects tailored to participants’ needs and situations. Mentorship topics will include clinical skills development for advanced pain and symptom management, communication, prognostication, and handling ethical issues. Participants will also get support to develop leadership, program administration and management, and resiliency skills. Unique topics for advanced practice practitioners, such as the scope of practice and team-based issues, will also be addressed. The program will start in January of 2019. Click here to download course flyer. Please contact Dr. Grant at for more information and to register.    

Mentorship Program Leader

  • Marian headshot Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN
    • Marian Grant is Senior Regulatory Advisor for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a policy and marketing consultant for the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), and a palliative care nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing. In 2014, she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Grant has served on the board of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, been faculty for ELNEC, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, and speaks nationally and internationally on palliative care. Before becoming a nurse, she had a career in marketing at the Procter & Gamble Company and worked on the Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics brands.