Certification Review Courses

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association supports nurses desiring to advance their professional development with specialty certification. To better serve these nurses, we offer three self-paced online certification review courses, for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN), Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN), and the Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN).

Each course is designed to assist with preparation for the hospice and palliative nurse certification exam by highlighting self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study in advance of sitting for the specialty certification examination. The educational content may also be used to increase the hospice and palliative nurse’s knowledge of general palliative nursing. Modules refer to content from their respective core curriculums, and each module addresses sections of the test content from the respective Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center's candidate handbook.  

Participation in an HPNA review course does not guarantee success in passing a certification test. For additional information, please contact the HPNA education department at 412-282-8205 or by email at CEProgramPlanning@hpna.org.

Online Course Content

These self-paced online certification review courses include several individual modules, each with its own objectives, slide presentation with accompanying audio, and evaluation. You will have access to the course for three months. When you have completed all of the modules, your course credit CNE certificate will be provided. 

ACHPN Certification Review Course
(Seven Modules)

  • Clinical Judgement
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Education and Communication
  • Systems Based Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, and Research
  • The ACHPN Examination – Overview, Test Talking Strategies, and Application 

CHPN Certification Review Course (Eight Modules)

  • Overview, Test Taking Strategies, and Application
  • Patient Care: Life-Limiting Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Patterns of Disease Progression
  • Pain Management 
  • Basics of Opioid Conversion 
  • Symptom Management
  • Patient and Family Care, Education, and Advocacy
  • Practice Issues  

CHPPN Certification Review Course
(Nine Modules)

  • Life Threatening Conditions in Children
  • Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Treatment and Procedures
  • Family Centered Care
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Care at End of Life
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Professional Issues 

Registration

Register for each certification review course below. Upon purchasing the course, you will be registered for three months of access. You will receive an email with the course link to gain access to the course. Please be sure to complete the course and print your certificate before the course expires.

ACHPN® Registration           CHPN® Registration          CHPPN® Registration

Online Course Reminders

 

Required Materials

ACHPN Certification Review Courses
CHPN Certification Review Courses
CHPPN Certification Review Courses 

Course Fees

Each Certification Review Course is $265 ($165 for HPNA members)

Contact Hours Awarded

All three certification review courses offer continuing nursing education contact hours.
  • 7.5 CNE credit hours are awarded for the ACHPN and CHPN courses, and 14.0 CNE credit hours for the CHPPN course, upon the successful completion of all the modules of the self-paced online program.
  • Designated pharmacology hours will be noted if applicable
This activity has been submitted to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) for approval to award contact hours. The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation under provider number P0284.