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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!
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 as PNP, FNP, PMHNP, and CNS are eligible to obtain the PMHS certification to 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 the 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. Faculty will use a case presentation approach to reinforce the concepts and incorporate exam style questions to improve test-taking skills and allow you to analyze personal strengths and weaknesses. Participants will earn 10 CE hours, 2.5 of which are psychopharmacology.
Presented by: Kellie Bishop, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS ; Albrey Love, DNP, APRN, PNP-PC and Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
NAPNAP will be offering live online via zoom course on July 13 and 14, 2023. Noon(12) to 6 p.m. ET both days.
Registration is open now. Please register by June 23, 2023 to receive printed materials in time before the course starts.
Member price: $200 and non-member: $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.
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.
Live online via zoom session will be offered September 21-23, 2023.
The schedule will be Sept. 21– 3 – 7 p.m. ET, Sept. 22– 1 – 7 p.m. ET and Sept. 23 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.
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Registration fees: Members; $300, Nonmembers: $375
Register by Sept. 1 to receive the printed manual in time before the course starts.
Next in-person session will be held in early March 2024. Dates and registration will be available 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 two-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 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, PMHS.
The next in-person course will be offered on Nov. 4-5, 2023 at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Registration is open now.
NAPNAP reserves the rights to cancel the course if the minimum number of participants don’t register by Sept 5, 2023.
NAPNAP offers a discounted rate for the hotel reservations at $239. Book your reservation here.
Need something sooner? Self-paced certification exam review resources are available on PedsCESM .
We also offer self-paced certification exam review resources on PedsCESM, our online learning platform.