NAPNAP Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Courses

Certification Review Courses

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We offer our highly-rated Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care (PC), Acute Care (AC) and Mental Health Specialist Review courses live online or in-person twice a year. Learn more about each course and how you can enroll to reserve your spot!

NAPNAP PNP Certification Review Courses

This three day course is designed to prepare graduates of acute care PNP programs for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) Acute Care (CPNP-AC) 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. Participants will earn 15 CE hours. 

Presented by Catherine M. Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, FAANP, FAAN; Jennifer L. Joiner, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC; Jessica L. Spruit, DNP, CPNP-AC and Dani Sebbens, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC.

Next in-person course will be offered in March 2023. Registration will open in October.

NAPNAP also offers self-paced certification exam review resources at PedsCESM, which includes recordings and handouts in pdf from our 2021 PNP Acute Care Certification Review course. 

This three-day course is designed to help you prepare for and pass the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)  primary care certification exam. The review will cover major theories of growth and development, diagnosis, treatment modalities, interventions of common pediatric illnesses and more. The schedule has been developed to align with the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC) exam. Participants consistently report that practice exam questions are the most important part of the review course, so each lecture has been designed with practice questions to help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. The course faculty will use an organized approach to improve participant’s retention and recall, while integrating test-taking strategies to help you succeed. This course is also a great opportunity for PNPs seeking to refresh their knowledge and FNPs taking a deeper dive into key pediatric topics to enhance their daily practices. Participants will earn 15 CE hours. 

Presented by Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC ; Albrey Love, DNP, APRN, PNP-PC and Kellie Bishop, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC .

The next in-person course will be offered in March 2023.  Dates and registration will be available in October.  

Registration fees: Members; $300, Nonmembers: $375

NAPNAP also offers self-paced certification exam review resources at PedsCESM, which includes recordings and downloadable handouts from our 2021 PNP Primary Care Certification Review course.

The Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) certification demonstrates advanced competency in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for developmental, behavioral, and mental health (DBMH) conditions commonly seen in primary care. Nurse practitioners certified with the PMHS certification exemplify expertise in early identification and intervention for DBMH conditions in children, including the knowledge and ability to manage DBMH concerns for patients and families until necessary specialized care is available. The course content and schedule has been developed to align with PNCB’s PMHS exam. The course will focus on child mental health wellness promotion, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of DBMH conditions commonly seen in pediatric primary care. A case presentation approach will be utilized to reinforce the concepts presented in the course. PNCB exam-style questions will be incorporated throughout the course to improve test-taking skills and allow participants to analyze personal strengths and weaknesses.
Presented by: Kellie Bishop, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC ; Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC and Albrey Love, DNP, APRN, PNP-PC
The next in-person course will be offered in March 2023. Dates and registration will be available in October 2022. 
Registration fees: Members; $200, Nonmembers: $275

NAPNAP also offers self-paced certification exam review resources at PedsCESM , which includes recordings and handouts in pdf from our 2022 Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Certification Review course. 

We also offer self-paced certification exam review resources on PedsCESM, our online learning platform.

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