Short Course in End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Core Training Course (On-Site)


This ELNEC-Core Training Course is designed to provide essential information to improve end-of-life care to nurses working in medical-surgical and oncology units, clinics, homecare, and palliative care settings.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the Core training, participants are expected to be able to:

– Describe basics of palliative care.
– Explain management of pain and symptoms in diseases.
– Relate key components of communication with clients.
– Relate key components of self-care and ethics in palliative care.
– Explain grief, loss, and bereavement.
– Explain basics of end-of-life care.
– Assess the core skills of the nurse working with dying clients.

Course Content

How to apply:

The google application can be filled through below link.

Bank paying voucher should be downloaded from the given link.
Pay Rs. 6,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No 7417821 , Nugegoda Branch

Send the below mentioned documents through registered post.
1. Paid Bank paying voucher and
2. Certified copy of National Identity Card (N.I.C.)

to the following address of “Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre (CRC), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda”.

You should further email soft copies of above-mentioned documents to

Programme Code :
Programme Category :

Short Programme –(C-SFA Project)Approved by The Department of Nursing

Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme Duration :

The training would be conducted over three full days (15 hours) in weekends.

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :

Any nurse who obtained Diploma in Nursing qualification.

(Staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, administrators, and researchers who work in palliative care settings.)

Issuing of Applications :
21st February 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
30th April 2024
Programme commencing date :

Month of May 2024

The course fee is Rs. 6000.00 per student which has to be paid as a single installment at the time of registration.
Expected intake is 20 students per batch. (First come-First served basis)

This Short programme is conducted by the Colombo Regional Centre. For more details Contact the Assistant Director.

Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre , The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
 0112881420,    0112881464,     0112881380,     0112881130
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The Open University of Sri Lanka
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