Certification Review Course Objectives

Overall Course Objectives (ACHPN)

  • Provide participants with a framework in which to prepare for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing (ACHPN) examination.
  • Provide participants with a process to assess individualized core content strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the ACHPN examination.
     Module Course Objectives
     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 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.

Overall Course Objectives (CHPN)

  • Discuss goals of care for the hospice and palliative patient and family
  • Discuss common symptoms occurring in palliative care
  • Discuss principles of effective pain management
  • Review patterns of disease progression
  • Identify professional issues related to hospice and palliative nursing
  • Review test taking techniques and development of a study plan

Overall Course Objectives (CHPPN)

  • 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 Course Objectives
     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 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.