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Course Description

This two-day seminar is for nurses who care for pediatric patients. This course serves as a review for the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)* Exam. The CPN Exam is for the nurse who has pediatric practice experience and who demonstrates knowledge and abilities related to pediatric nursing beyond basic RN licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Anatomy of the Exam | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Assessment and Child Development
  • Health Promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Chronic Care | End of Life
  • Management of Illness: Respiratory Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Emergency Trauma
  • Management of Illness: Dermatologic Conditions
  • Sample Questions

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • Management of Illness: Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Neurologic Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Endocrine, Metabolic
  • Nursing Professional Role
  • Management of Illness: Infectious Disease
  • Management of Illness: Cardiovascular
  • Management of Illness: Renal
  • Management of Illness: Hematologic Conditions, Oncology
  • Management of Illness: Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Sample Questions

*CPN® and the test name Certified Pediatric Nurse exam are the property of the trademark holder: the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). PNCB is not affiliated with MED-ED or this website.