For admission to the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®) Exam, candidates must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
*This experience must have taken place in a U.S., Canadian, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands or the U.S. Virgin Islands facility/location. Practice hour requirements must be met at time of application. Pediatric nursing experience includes direct patient care, teaching, administration, clinical research, school-based care, home health care, or consultation in pediatric nursing.
**If you attended a Pediatric RN Residency Program, you will document hours earned on your online application. These hours count as part of your 1800-hour requirement.
After we receive your online application and payment, the PNCB will review all materials in a timely manner to determine eligibility status. Once eligibility is determined, candidates will be notified by the PNCB by email and postcard notifying the candidate of their assigned 90-day testing period so that the nurse can make an exam appointment.
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