The Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Exam



The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) have developed the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) exam. BCEN and the PNCB are equal partners in the development and delivery of this certification exam.

If you are a pediatric emergency nurse who provides urgent and emergent nursing care to pediatric patients and their families, you'll want to learn more about becoming a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse. Earning your CPEN credential demonstrates that you have extensive experience and the knowledge and abilities related to pediatric emergency nursing care beyond basic RN licensure.

CPEN Exam Registration
CPEN Exam Content Outline
CPEN Exam Candidate Handbook
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2013 CPEN Exam Statistics
Applied for Exam Passed the Exam Failed the Exam Recertified
780 617 163 349

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