Baylor Nursing School Lecturer to Join Hospice Care Study

Nov. 13, 1997

by Alan Hunt

DALLAS, Texas - Charles Kemp, a lecturer at the Baylor University School of Nursing, has been invited to serve on the advisory committee for the role delineation study for the National Board for Certification of Hospice Nurses.

Members of the advisory committee are the "subject matter experts" for this study, which is intended to define the practice of hospice nursing and the practice of nurses in non-hospice settings where palliative care or end-of-life care is the primary focus.

Kemp said the level of practice that will be focused upon is what is expected of the certified registered nurse, hospice (CRNH). The committee will meet twice. The first session is scheduled for Dec. 6-7, 1997, in Lenexa, Kan., and the second is scheduled tentatively for Aug. l5-16, 1998, again in Kansas.

During the second meeting, committee members will collaborate regarding the test blueprint upon which to build future CRNH examinations, Kemp said. They also will look at the non-hospice nursing practice and formulate a recommendation regarding certification to the National Board for Certification of Hospice Nurses.

Kemp, who has been a member of the Baylor nursing school faculty since 1989, received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Baylor, and a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Texas. He is a registered nurse (RN) and also is a certified registered nurse, hospice.

A native of Tyler, he is a longtime resident of Dallas. He served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam between 1966-67.

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