The article presents results of an empirical project: „Palliative care with focus on the nurse’s role“. The method used in the project was focus group interviews with nurses at nursing homes and hospitals. In a subproject, the interviews were analysed with focus on learning and learning possibilities, and this article presents the results. The article shows how nurses learn through the telling of narratives and from exercising professional discernment. They also learn from exercising professional reflection and professional caring. Finally they learn from personal experiences and the feedback of relatives.