SWHPN Membership for Individuals & Students


SWHPN has grown to welcome more than a thousand interdisciplinary palliative and hospice social work and care professionals from across the country and the world into its member network. These practitioners, researchers, caregivers, policy makers and educators are aligning to further the field of care and champion advancements in best practices, research, funding and policy. 

For Individual Professionals:

Joining SWHPN is a valuable way to develop connections with other social workers working in hospice and palliative care, build your expertise through our professional development offerings, and keep up-to-date with the latest in research and advocacy. As a professional association dedicated solely to supporting social workers, all of our content and webinars are geared towards elevating your voice on the interprofessional team and helping you better serve your patients and families.

As a SWHPN member, you’ll receive discounts on continuing education credits, trainings and conferences; discounts on the APHSW-C exam and preparatory materials; exclusive access to our programmatic offerings such as the Mentoring program and discussions on race and health disparities; access to the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care and much more! See the full list of benefits of joining SWHPN.

For Students:

Joining SWHPN is a great way to set yourself apart in the hospice and palliative care field. Join our Mentoring program as a mentee and be matched one-on-one with a leader in the field to meet with virtually each month to grow and develop your skills. Follow a special interest group (SIG) and learn about the latest developments in end-of-life and palliative care. Connect with one of our sub-committees to get more involved in growing the organization. All of our online courses, networking meetings, and training are free for you to attend!

2023 SWHPN Membership Rates:

Membership Type Annual Membership  
Professional $200.00  
Student $75.00  



For Groups:

For organizations interested in group membership, SWHPN offers special pricing and gives your organization the opportunity for discounts on participation in our conferences and online events, educational materials, Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work Certification, and more. See our Group Membership page for more info or reach out to [email protected] for a customized membership package.