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Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care

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Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 250, Rockville
Maryland 20850


The Acute Care CPNP role is designed to meet the specialized physiological and psychological needs of children with complex acute and chronic health conditions. Acute Care CPNPs respond to rapidly changing clinical conditions, including the recognition and management of emerging health crises, organ dysfunction and failure. In accordance with this practice focus, CPNP-AC role activities encompass a wide range of NP practice strategies including contributions to the management of children's illness/health states, the client nurse relationship, the teaching-coaching function, the professional role, managing and negotiating health care delivery systems, monitoring and ensuring quality of health care practice, providing family-centered care, and demonstrating cultural competency.

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 1 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

This certification is accredited by NCCA.
Read more about NCCA.

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