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Pediatric Nursing Certification - CPN®
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$299.99 USD
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Package - Video   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (13 hours, 25 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Identify and analyze risk factors and specific strategies useful in preventing chronic and acute pediatric maladies.
  2. Apply the clinical essentials required for an efficient and comprehensive multi-system pediatric assessment, and describe “what is normal growth and development”.
  3. Compare both non-pharmacological and pharmacological modalities used in managing various chronic and acute childhood conditions.
  4. Explain basic underlying pathophysiological functions for numerous childhood conditions.
  5. Compare and contrast signs and symptoms of selected multi-system conditions useful when selecting appropriate management strategies.
  6. Explain common risk factors, presenting symptoms, and management strategies associated with oftentimes inter-related conditions seen in children.
  7. Apply the latest evidence-based management for children experiencing various chronic and acute conditions.
  8. Discuss contemporary health promotion topics and the multiple setting for providing pediatric health care interventions.
  9. Give examples of strengths useful in preparing for a pediatric nursing certification exam.
There are different certification exams available for pediatric nurses. Please feel free to review the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board website for the specifics on the outline and requirements to sit for the exam (CPN) For ANCC certification in Pediatrics (RN-BC) visit the website

Part One
  1. Principles of pediatric nursing and familycentered care
  2. Test Taking strategies and basic principles of examination
  3. Overview of growth and development and family dynamics
  4. History taking and physical examination
  5. Discussion of the “sick” and hospitalized child
  6. Genetics:
    1. Principles of disease creation and mutations
    2. Identification of future immune system modulators
  7. Pain
    1. Assessment: acute versus chronic, pain scales
    2. Management
      1. Pharmacology and non-pharmacology interventions
      2. “Conscious” sedation
  8. Immune system deficiencies
    1. Communicable diseases and vaccines
    2. Hematological conditions: bleeding versus non-bleeding
    3. Oncological conditions: blood versus solid mass
    4. Anaphylaxis
  9. Respiratory tract
    1. Basic Anatomy and physiology
    2. Principles of mechanical ventilation: positive and negative pressure
    3. Technology: appropriate usage interpretation
    4. Medications: controller - rescue, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, mucous thinning, OTC - RX
    5. Upper tract conditions: selected ENT conditions
    6. Lower tract conditions: selected common pediatric conditions and asthma

Part Two
  1. Cardiovascular conditions
    1. Principles of hemodynamics of blood flow and oxygenation
    2. Structural anatomy conditions versus physiological/infectious conditions
    3. Non-cyanotic “pink” conditions versus cyanotic “blue” conditions
  2. Fluid & electrolyte disorders
    1. The “in’s” and “out’s” of both fluids and electrolytes
    2. Anatomical and physiological rationales for disturbance management
    3. The significance of tonicity
  3. Gastrointestinal conditions and disturbances
    1. Discussion of “zones” of GI system
    2. History taking and physical examination
    3. Conditions: metabolic, anatomic, and physiologic and appropriate interventions
  4. Renal Disorders
    1. Upper versus lower conditions
    2. Structural versus infectious
  5. Endocrine system disorders
    1. Overview of endocrine functioning and effects on health
    2. Thyroid and Diabetes
  6. Neurological disabilities
    1. History taking and physical examination
    2. Mental health issues: “the spectrum”
    3. TBI/concussions: sports-related injuries
    4. Seizures and Epilepsy
  7. Children with special needs
    1. Trauma
    2. Parenteral therapy:
      1. Peripheral and central access
      2. Issues and interventions
    3. Musculoskeletal
      1. Technology and devices
    4. Health promotion
      1. Nutritional aspects of health


Stephen Jones is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist who practices full-time at Children's Hospital-Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. In this role, Stephen cares for children in a variety of pediatric units, including: PICU, general pediatric, and pulmonary/cystic fibrosis. He also consults in the NICU and various outpatient clinic settings. Stephen has served an instrumental role in establishing pediatric helicopter and ground transport teams, pediatric critical care courses, and pediatric core curricula.

Stephen has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including MCN, Pediatric Nursing and Ostomy/Wound Management and authored chapters for several nursing textbooks.

Additionally, Stephen is the founder of Pediatric Concepts, a company dedicated to providing quality pediatric educational events for healthcare professionals. He has earned a reputation based on his specialty expertise and is a requested national and international presenter on pediatric-related topics. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Jones is the founder of Pediatric Concepts. He has an employment relationship with The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Jones receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Jones has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $19.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion will be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 6/12/2017
No CE available for this board.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.6 self-study contact hours.

*FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 15.2 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.

Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists