CPN Exam Content & Eligibility Walk-through

September 1, 2022

Walk through the Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam Content Outline

Interested in taking the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) exam? Or do you support RNs planning to test or undergraduate students interested in pediatrics? Join us Tuesday, September 27th at 8:00 PM Eastern Time for a deep dive into what knowledge is tested on the CPN exam and tips for developing a study plan. 

You don't want to miss this event to support testing, increase confidence, and get answers to your questions. Register by Friday, September 23rd to explore:  
1.    Explain how the CPN exam content outline is developed.
2.    Describe how to incorporate the content outline into a study plan. 
3.    Identify resources and strategies to increase confidence in study plan development. 
4.    Review updates to the content outline launching 10/25/2022. 

CPN Exam Committee Member Siobhan Nelson, BSN, RN, CPN and PNCB’s Manager of Exam Development Lesley Lightfoot will walk you through preparing, applying, and sitting for the exam. Check out their bios below. You’ll also explore live remote proctored testing and traditional in-person testing at Prometric centers. 

Can't make the date? This event will be recorded. 

Register here

Questions? Contact info@pncb.org. The PNCB team hopes to see you there! 

A PNCB staff member since 2009, Lesley Lightfoot serves as Manager of Exam Development. She directs the production processes of all exam and practice test services and assures quality control and security in exam information management. In addition, she supports committee member volunteers and item writers, exam-related committee meetings, item writing drives, and routine, required job task analysis (JTA) research and standard setting activities. Lightfoot is passionate about enhancing experiences for all stakeholders through cross-team efforts for live remote proctoring, data analysis, and innovative contributions to PNCB strategic goals.   

Siobhan Nelson, BSN, RN, CPN has been a pediatric acute care solid organ transplant and cardiac nurse for fourteen years at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She received her BSN from Seattle University and began her nursing career on her dream unit. She transitioned from a Surgical Unit night shift charge nurse to Clinical Specialist. She currently serves as a Clinical Practice Manager on the same unit. Nelson earned her Certified Pediatric Nurse credential in 2013 and joined PNCB as an Item Writer in 2015. She also participated in the 2016 CPN Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the CPN Exam Committee since 2018. Her favorite part about PNCB events is the collaboration, learning, and networking opportunities she gets with nurses from other hospitals.

Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Tyneisha Orr, CPNP-PC Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha, NE
Amairani Jimenez, CPN Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii
Gia Nguyen, CPNP-AC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Arlington, VA
View more Faces of Certification