Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Course

Presented by Nurse Builders

Sponsored by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Department of Clinical & Organizational Development

Review Course Dates

Monday, January 29, 2018
& Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Day 1

Registration  9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Course Instruction: 9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day 2

Course Instruction: 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
Conference Room 11-152


To allow nurses to prepare for and successfully obtain specialty certification in pediatric nursing.

Program Objectives

At the completion of the Pediatric Nursing Certification (CPN & RN-BC) Review Course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify resources for use in preparing for taking a pediatric nursing certification exam.
  • Utilize strategies to promote pediatric nursing certification exam success.
  • Verbalize increased confidence in ability to pass a pediatric nursing certification exam.
  • Recall information that will enhance individual nursing practice.

Course Outline

Dr. Louise Jakubik will guide the participants through the pediatric nursing certification exam review and preparation process and will provide practical tips for studying and test taking success. This conference includes test-taking strategies for success and a thorough pediatric nursing content review. The course is based on the book, "Pediatric Nursing Certification Review, 2nd Edition", co-authored by Jakubik (2012) and the exam content outlines for CPN published by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Pediatric Nurse Exam (RN-BC) publised by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Target Audience

Nurses working in the pediatric care setting preparing to take the Certified Pediatric Nurse examination and interested healthcare providers.


Day One:

  • Test taking
  • Professional role
  • Developmental care and anticipatory guidance
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal

Day Two:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Respiratory
  • Neurologic
  • Renal/genitourinary endocrinology
  • Immunizations and infectious diseases
  • Altered physiological functioning
  • Dermatologic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • CV conditions


  • Review course workbook
  • 13.0 ANCC contact hours
  • Additional review materials will be available for purchase through Nurse Builders

Requirements to Apply for the CPN Exam

  • The nurse must hold a current, active, unrestricted, registered nurse (RN) license in the US at the time of application.
  • Documentation of 1800 hours of pediatric clinical practice within the past 24 month period as an RN in a pediatric nursing specialty.
    • This experience must have taken place in a US facility.
    • Pediatric nursing experience includes direct patient care, teaching, administration, clinical research, or consultation in pediatric nursing.

Registration Process

We're sorry, but we are at capacity for the January 2018 CPN Review course. We look forward to seeing you at a future event!

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