Certification Review Course Desired Learning Outcomes

Overarching Program Outcomes for the ACHPN Certification Review Course

  • Facilitate a framework in which to prepare for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing (ACHPN) examination.
  • Assess individualized core content strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the ACHPN examination.
     Module Desired Learning Outcome
     Utilizing the nursing process, the learner shall apply, analyze, and evaluate the following: 

  • A comprehensive multi-dimensional (physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual) approach to the assessment of patients and families living with serious illness.
  • The pathophysiology, illness trajectory from diagnosis to end-of-life, and therapies for common diagnoses in palliative care.
  • The management of physical and psychological symptoms associated with serious illness and advanced illness using pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
  • Research, evidence-based practice, and expected outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
  • The application of ethical principles.
  • Adult learning principles to provide patient, family, and staff education.
  • The integration of communication principles and professionalism into practice.
  • The importance of resource allocation and team care models to assure sage transitions across the continuum of care.

Overarching Program Outcomes for the CHPN Certification Review Course

  • Provide participants with a framework in which to prepare for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN) examination.
  • Provide participants with a process to assess individualized core content strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the CHPN examination.
     Module Desired Learning Outcome
     Utilizing the nursing process, the learner shall apply, analyze, and evaluate the following: 

  • Clinical knowledge of life-limiting conditions in adult patients as determined by the identification and response to indicators of imminent death and the specific patterns of disease progression, complications, and treatment. 
  • Comprehensive pain management, pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, and complementary interventions and evaluation of the interventional response. 
  • Actual or potential symptoms or conditions realized in adult patients with life limiting conditions.
  • A systematic approach to patient and family care, education, and advocacy.
  • The effective integration of care coordination, interdisciplinary/collaborative practice, scope, standards, and guidelines for patient care. 

Overarching Program Outcomes for the CHPPN Certification Review Course

  • Provide participants with a framework in which to prepare for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN®) examination.
  • Provide participants with a process to assess individualized core content strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the CHPPN® examination.

     Module Desired Learning Outcome
     Utilizing the nursing process, the participant shall apply, analyze, and evaluate the following:

  • A comprehensive multi-dimensional (physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual) approach to the assessment of patients and families living with serious illness.
  • The pathophysiology, illness trajectory from diagnosis to end-of-life, and therapies for common diagnoses in pediatric palliative care.
  • The management of physical and psychological symptoms associated with serious illness and advanced illness using pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
  • Research, evidence-based practice, and expected outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
  • The application of ethical principles.
  • Adult learning principles to provide child, family, and staff education.
  • The integration of communication principles and professionalism into practice.
  • The importance of resource allocation and team care models to assure sage transitions across the continuum of care.