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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 Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in acute care (CPNP-AC) provides family-centered and culturally respectful care for pediatric patients with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings. The CPNP-AC works closely with an interprofessional team to provide the highest level of evidence-based care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and organ dysfunction or failure. Due to their unique health care needs, a patient outside the traditionally defined pediatric age parameters may be best served by the CPNP-AC. The practitioner in this role is responsible for independent and collaborative decision making with direct accountability for clinical judgment. The CPNP-AC monitors and ensures the quality of health care practice and assists the patient and family in negotiating health care delivery systems.

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

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

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

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