Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN

Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service, North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA)

Director of Professional Practice, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (Pittsburgh, PA)

Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care (New York, NY)

Co-Director, Art and Science of Palliative Nursing, Harvard Medical Center for Palliative Care (HMS CPC) (Boston, MA)

Faculty, HMS CPC

Educational and professional experience
  AB, Harvard-Radcliffe College
  MSN, Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions
  Adult Nurse Practitioner - ANCC Certification
  Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing - HPCC Certification
1999-2005 President and Board Member, and Board Committees, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
2001-2002 Promoting Excellence at The End of Life Advanced Practice Nurse Forum
2001- End-of-Life Nursing Education Curriculum (ELNEC) Faculty for Graduate, Oncology, Core, Critical Care, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Consultant for development of Critical Care and APRN
2001- National Consensus Project for Palliative Care Task Force. Reference Editor 1st edition, Editor 2nd and 3rd edition, Clinical Practice Guidelines.
2002- Committee Member, American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award
2003-2006 Nursing Content Expert on Merging Critical Care and Palliative Care Cultures, Robert Wood Johnson Grant at MGH
2006-2010 Geropalliative Nursing Residency Content Expert, Faculty, Advisor, AgeWISE,
2010- Co-leader, Community-based Program Education Initiatives, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC),
2011- 2012 & 2013 Director of Professional Practice, HPNA Annual Assembly Planning Committee Co-Chair, HPNA
Current teaching and research interests

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN's career has solely focused on hospice and palliative care. After graduate school, Ms. Dahlin directed both an urban hospice in Massachusetts and a community hospice in Oregon. Ms. Dahlin co-founded the MGH Palliative Care Service with Dr. Andrew Billings. She is the Director of Professional Practice at the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association focusing on education, clinical practice, policy, and reimbursement and consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, where she co-leads the community-based palliative care initiative. Her clinical practice is at the North Shore Medical Center as a per diem palliative NP. 

Ms. Dahlin is a member of the Massachusetts Quality of Life and Palliative Care Advisory Council and co-chair of the Palliative Care Workgroup for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer and Prevention Control Network. She serves on the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Committee and serves as national and international faculty for End of Life Nursing Education Consortium, in which she co-developed the APRN curriculum and the Critical Care curriculum. She served as palliative care content expert on the National Quality Forum Hospital Efficiency Task Force as well as the Measure Application Partnership Clinician workgroup and Post-Acute Care/Long-Term Care Workgroups. Ms. Dahlin authored the Billing and Coding Primer for the Hospice and Palliative APRN and the Hospital and Palliative APRN Professional Practice Guide. She was co-editor for Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing and the accompanying Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing and editor of National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 2nd and 3rd editions. Ms. Dahlin is a Fellow of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a 2016 recipient of a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Leadership Scholar Award. She has authored peer review articles, chapters, and curricula as well as presented nationally and internationally.