Conferences

Certification Review Courses

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New and soon-to-be grads will benefit by these highly rated interactive review courses led by pediatric healthcare experts. While we think you will benefit by registering for our full conference, you can opt to just register for the review courses. 

Onsite check-in begins at 7 a.m. for all courses. 

Thursday, March 22, 8 a.m.—5 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 8 a.m.—5 p.m.

CRC-PC: Primary Care PNP Certification Review Course (15 contact hours)

This two-day course is designed to help you prepare for and pass the national pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination, whether you are taking the exam offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). The review will cover major theories of growth and development, diagnosis, treatment modalities, interventions of common pediatric illnesses, health care policy issues and more. An audience response system for practice exam questions will help you identify and analyze strengths and weaknesses. An organized approach will improve retention and recall, while integrating test-taking strategies to help you succeed.
Faculty:
Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, APRN, CNE (Lead Faculty), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ann Petersen-Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC,CPNP-AC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Aurora, CO
Tracy Saladar, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Systems, Beloit, WI; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Registration Fees: NAPNAP member: $300, Non-member: $375. Registration fee includes beverage breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 2, 2018 and no-shows.

Sunday, March 18, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m. and Monday, March 19, 7—10 a.m.

CRC-PMHS: Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Certification Review Course (10 contact hours)  

The Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) builds upon the NP or CNS role to provide advanced assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of common behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents. The session on day one will focus on mental health promotion and screening for behavioral problems using different screening tools. The review will also focus on the diagnosis of a variety of mental health problems seen in the primary care setting and the nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment of common mental health problems. There will be a number of questions throughout the presentation to improve your ability to analyze questions in preparation for the exam as well as sample questions with denouements for your review after the course is over.
The second morning session will involve the interpretation of a variety of cases in a group with a presentation, management, and discussion to follow each group presentation. This session will build on your present skills and review key concepts from the previous day.
Faculty:
Rita Marie John, EdD, DNP, CPNP, PMHS, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, PNP Program Director, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY
Mark D. Soucy, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FPMHNP-BC​, Associate Professor, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Registration Fees: NAPNAP member: $200, Non-member: $250. Registration fee includes beverage breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 2, 2018 and no-shows.

Sunday, March 18, 8 a.m.—5 p.m. and Monday, March 19, 8 a.m.—5 p.m.

CRC-AC: Acute Care PNP Certification Review Course (15 contact hours)

This interactive, two-day course is designed to prepare graduates of acute care PNP programs for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) acute care certification exam. We will focus on system-based acute care content and the role of the PNP in assessment, diagnosis and management of children with acute, critical and complex pediatric illnesses. Course faculty will integrate practice questions into each content area, using an audience response system, to assist in exam preparation. 
Faculty:
Andrea Kline-Tilford, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Catherine Haut, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FAANP,  Nurse Practitioner, Beacon Pediatrics, Rehoboth Beach, DE;​ Research Director, Nemours, AI Dupont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE​
Jennifer L. Joiner, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC, Clinical Instructor/Lead Nurse Practitioner​, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit​, Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Jessica Diver-Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, Specialty Coordinator, Acute Care PNP Program,Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, MI 
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Registration Fees: NAPNAP member: $300, Non-member: $375. Registration fee includes beverage breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 2, 2018 and no-shows.

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