Nancy Joyner, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN®, is a nationally-recognized consultant, speaker, educator, and author. As a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, she currently works for the University of North Dakota's Center for Rural Health disseminating palliative and end-of-life care awareness and education.  Nancy has extensive experience caring for patients and their families experiencing serious illness, frailty, and end-of-life at home and in the acute care setting.  With over 40 years of nursing practice, she has provided care to patients receiving intensive care, surgical critical care, oncology, and renal care.  Nancy has had training through the Center to Advance Palliative Care, Palliative Care Leadership Center at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis.  She holds a certification as an Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and has prescriptive authority within her palliative scope of practice.  Nancy is an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium trained presenter, having presented and published at local, state, and national levels.  she has researched and published continuing education articles on pain, hydration, and nutrition in terminal care, as well as POLST, portable medical orders for those with serious illness, frailty, and nearing end-of-life.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nancy Joyner maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care, UND Center for Rural Health, UND Dakota Geriatrics, WilliamsTown Communications, and the University of North Dakota. She receives royalties as a published author. Nancy Joyner receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Nancy Joyner is the President of Honoring Choices® North Dakota and is a member of the North Dakota Hospice Association, the North Dakota Cancer Coalition, and others. For a complete list, please contact