Your CPNP® Corner

Welcome to the CPNP® Corner, a resource page for Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners!

Here you can find ways to support your commitment to lifelong learning, read past issues of the CPNP® Perspectives, and more. If you have suggestions for this page, please let us know at

Info You Can Use

Free CE Online: PNCB now offers free modules on a variety of topics. You may know that Medscape offers free CE. Now you can add Clinical Advisor and Nursing Spectrum to your list of resources. CE with content areas relevant to pediatric nursing or nursing leadership can be used toward PNCB Recertification.

Market Yourself: For information on how to list credentials, or a sample press release to announce your certification achievement, see our PNCB Tool Kit page. For a copy of our "I'm a CPNP!" flyer – available in English or Spanish – contact

Your Wallet Card: You can now access and print your current PNCB wallet card online. Simply log in and click "My Documents" to get yours.

Your CPNP® lapel pin. We hope you wear yours with pride. If you misplace yours, email us at and we'll be glad to send out a replacement.

Your CPNP® wall certificate. To order additional copies, click here.

PNCB Awards: Each year PNCB recognizes one CPNP or PMHS who extends the reach of their role beyond regular practice activities with the Kelly Reed Advanced Practice Community Impact Award. The 2015 awards program is closed to applications.

Your Benefits

Advance Healthcare Shop 10% Discount — Order scrubs, lab coats, clogs, T-shirts and more at with the special code of PNCB and save 10%. Personalization is available on many items so you can add your credential.

AAP Product Discount. Save 15% on the American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book products and other key AAP references. Order online at the AAP Online Bookstore and apply promotion code PNCB15 at checkout. Or call toll-free at 888/227-1770 and mention the PNCB promotion code. Special offer good through December 31, 2015.

Lexicomp's Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook Discount. Certificants save 35% with this special discount link:

Elsevier Discount. Learn more about how to save 20% on all Elsevier books, plus pay no shipping or handling for your orders.

Your Lands' End Discount. Display your CPNP credential with pride on clothing in a variety of colors and styles at Lands' End. You can also select totes, lunch coolers, hats, and much more. As a CPNP, you receive 10% off your order when you use this link:

Free State Board Verification Annually. Upon initial certification and each year after you recertify, we send official Verification of Certification to your state board of nursing at no charge.

Free Subscriptions. The PNCB has arranged for all CPNPs to receive a print subscription to Pediatric Annals for free! CPNPs can access other online subscriptions below:

Contemporary Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases in Children
ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners

For subscription issues (missing issues, cancellations, etc.) with Pediatric Annals, please call the publisher at (856) 848-1000 or email

Resources for CPNPs®

• Questions about the DNP and your certification? See our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice statement to learn more.

• For more about the DNP, read the NP Roundtable's Unified Statement on DNP Education, Certification and Titling.

• For more about the PNP role, please read our CPNP® Role Delineation Study.

Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (PDF) published by the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education.

Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (PDF) published by NONPF (Amended 2012)

Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (PDF) published by NONPF (2013)

NAPNAP Position Statement on Age Parameters for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice

• Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, written by NAPNAP and SPN and published by ANA. For additional information or to order, visit

Get Involved!

We invite you to consider external item writing and help us prepare for the next generation of CPNPs®. See our Get Involved page for full details.

CPNP® Perspectives

Back issues of the CPNP® Perspective electronic newsletter are archived here for your convenience. If you have ideas for future issues, please share your thoughts at

Winter 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009
Summer 2009
Winter 2009
Fall 2008
Spring-Summer 2008
Winter 2008
Fall 2007

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