CPN® Exam Resources

The exam is 3 hours and asks 175 multiple-choice questions based on categories in the content outline, an essential study reference. PNCB offers the resources below to help you create a personal study plan and prepare.

Am I Ready
to Test?
Checklist
Use this step-by-step checklist to help you plan and prepare for your exam. Download Checklist
Exam
Content
Outline
The content outline/test blueprint is an essential tool as you study. It describes all subject areas covered by the exam and questions per category. Learn More
Reference
List
PNCB offers a list of possible titles for your review, but does not endorse a particular text. See List
Sample
Questions
Test drive 5 questions to see how test items are presented. Quiz Yourself
Practice
Tests
PNCB's online CPN Practice Tests offer in-depth rationale for right answers to enhance critical thinking. Score reports can help you focus studies. Take Practice Tests
Review Courses & Related Resources Other possible preparation support from third parties that are well-respected in the pediatric nursing community. Learn More
Test-Taking
Strategies
PNCB's online module offers tips on analyzing questions, preparing to test, and managing anxiety. Learn More

These study resources are not inclusive of all resources that may be used in the preparation of the certification exam.

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