Audrey Wuerl, RN, BSN, PHN
Audrey Wuerl, RN, BSN, CHPN, is education coordinator for Hospice of San Joaquin in California, which serves San Joaquin County and its surrounding areas. This nonprofit agency has provided compassionate care for patients facing life-limiting illnesses for more than 25 years. She has received national certification in hospice and palliative care nursing. She is also a geriatric trainer for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), which promotes education in geriatric nursing and end-of-life care. She holds national certification in hospice and palliative care. In her current capacity she works with physicians, nurses, and social services to facilitate patient referral and ensure continuity of care. Additionally, she collaborates with other community educators to promote end-of-life awareness regarding treatment options and pain management.
During her career, Wuerl has held positions in psychiatric, medical-surgical and operating room nursing. She is also a public health nurse. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University, Stanislaus.