Continuing Education Opportunities


As the Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners®​, we offer our pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses continuing education in multiple platforms. Learn more about our Online Programs or Live Programs.

Online Programs


The Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners® is pleased to bring you PedsCESM, your online resource for pediatric health care and advanced nursing continuing education from NAPNAP. Access online courses on a wide variety of topics at any time and from anywhere. We are continuously developing new online courses for members and non-members. Your time is valuable. That’s why we’re here anytime for your CE. Your 24/7 classroom.​

NAPNAP's 2015 National Conference is online! A library of many sessions from the conference (including the live audio and the presentation slides) is available. This benefit is FREE to conference attendees and available for purchase for those who did not attend the conference. For instructions on purchasing and accessing NAPNAP’s 2015 conference library and earning continuing education contact hours, visit

Journal of Pediatric Health Care – CE Articles

I:CARE: Recognizing and Caring for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims - Shared Hope International

i:CARE is a self-paced online training resource designed to improve identification and response to victims of sex trafficking. A purchase of any i:CARE package gives 30-day access to the course. The course must be completed, and certificate of completion printed off before the 30-day expiration deadline. The 30-days begins from the date of purchase. This activity is approved for 5.0 NAPNAP Contact Hours. (Expires 5/21/2020).

Tackling Atopic Dermatitis: Five Things the Pediatric Care Team Should Know Medscape Education and NAPNAP

This free activity is offered by Medscape and NAPNAP to inform pediatricians, primary care physicians, dermatologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, and physician assistants about the pathophysiology and characteristics of, and treatment options for, mild, moderate, and severe atopic dermatitis (AD) and how to facilitate shared decision making to improve patient adherence and outcomes. (Approved for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)TM 0.50 ABIM MOC points, 0.50 NAPNAP Contact Hours(s) of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content). This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. (Expires March 27, 2019)

Clinical Insights in Pediatrics: Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents with Obesity: Screening, Diagnosis and Management -

This activity offered by ​will address T2DM in pediatric patients which is rapidly progressing. The American Diabetes Association has developed criteria for screening diagnosis, and management considerations for T2DM in children and adolescents. (Approved for 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours, of which contain 0.25 pharmacology content) CME: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . (Expires April 30, 2019).

Clinical Insights in Pediatrics: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care -

This activity offered by discusses the most common inflammatory arthritis in the pediatric population. Over 300,000 children and adolescents are affected by JIA in the USA.The management of JIA represents a significant challenge to physicians, NPs, and other clinicians, particularly those in front-line specialties such as pediatrics and primary care. This activity will address timely diagnosis/classification of JIA and appropriate treatment, which are critical for preventing joint damage and improving long-term outcomes. Approved for 0.75 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content. (Expires September 14, 2019).

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - accredited NAPNAP Agency Provider, #A17

AAP Pediatric Coding Webinars presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Coding Webinar series includes six 1-hour live events filled with pediatric-specific insights, tips and strategies from leading pediatric coding experts. Here is the help you need to meet the most complex pediatric coding and billing challenges. This program is approved for 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines. For more information, visit

Earn credit and more with the AAPs Online Learning Center, PediaLink

From courses that make the most of your limited time, to in-depth AAP EQIPP quality improvement courses that help you identify and close gaps in practice, the AAPs online learning center, PediaLink, delivers essential education for pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners. Focusing on evidence-based medicine, and using the latest technologies that maximize online learning, every course can increase your professional knowledge and confidence. The AAP is an accredited NAPNAP Agency Provider, #A17. Available in the center ( are pediatric-specific educational courses. Several courses are free (others start at $10). 

The AAPs EQIPP Quality Improvement course can help your practice develop a quality improvement team so you can deliver the best care to your patients. Course topics include: Asthma, Medical Home, Bright Futures, Newborn Screening, Safe and Healthy Beginnings, Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure, Increasing Immunization rates, and more. For more information visit Discounts are available for group enrollments—email for more information. Follow PediaLink online at, Facebook or Twitter for THRIFY THURSDAYS offers that feature deep discounts on select course(s), and other promotions. For more information, visit

Reducing Complications of Therapeutic Blood Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease

The Georgia RedHhott Project, under CDC cooperative agreement DD14-1406, developed this web-based course to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based practices for reducing complications of therapeutic blood transfusion in sickle cell disease. It offers no-cost continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who treat sickle cell disease patients. For more information, visit


Live Programs

The following programs have been reviewed by the NAPNAP Continuing Education Committee (CEC). The NAPNAP CEC evaluates that each program has assessed learner needs, and been planned, implemented and evaluated while adhering to the NAPNAP CE Guidelines. These programs were accredited for one-year beginning with the start date listed. 


University of Iowa College of Nursing - 2018 Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference, Oct 26, 2018, held at Child Serve, 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa. Approved for 7.25 NAPNAP contact hours of which 0.5 is related to psychopharmacology.

The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center - Charleston Child Trauma Center: Bridging Science and Practice, October 16 - 19, 2018, held at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC. Approved for 22.0  NAPNAP contact hours.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 33rd Annual Pediatrics for the Practitioner Update 2018, October 18 - 19, 2018, held at the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine,Thomas B. Turner Bldg. Baltimore, MD. Approved for 12.75 NAPNAP contact hours of which 2.25 contain pharmacology content.


The Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists (PUNS) - The Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists 2018 Annual Meeting, September 13 - 14, 2018, held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta. Approved for 20 NAPNAP contact hours of which 4.0 contain pharmacology content. 


The School-Based Health Alliance - 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention, June 24-27, 2018, held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel in Indiana. Approved for 26.5 NAPNAP Contact Hours of which contains 4.25 pharmacology hours.

The Doctor Yum Project - Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just about Swallowing, June 8-9, 2018, held at the EpicCare Training Center, 8111 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 (just outside Washington DC). Approved for 13 contact hours. 


Boston University School of Medicine - The Steven J. Parker Memorial Devlopmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care. March 9-10, 2018, held at the Boston University Photonics Center, Boston, MA. Approved for 16.0 contact hours of which 1.0 contain pharmacology content. 

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education - 38th McLemore Birdsong Pediatric Conference. March 9-11, 2018, held at the Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA. Approved for 15.5 contact hours of which 4.25 contain pharmaoclogy, .25 psychopharmacology and 2.25 controlled substance hours.


Texas: Austin Chapter of NAPNAP - Abusive head trauma-what every provider should know. January 25, 2018, held at North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery -Slaughter in Austin, TX. Approved for 1.0 contact hours.