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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Practices #ethical #dilemma #in #nursing


Nursing is both a challenging and rewarding job, and throughout a nurse’s career, they will face many ethical dilemmas where conflict between policies and laws will force a decision that goes against personal beliefs or what seems humane and just. It is always the nurse’s job to provide safe and effective care for clients while respecting their rights to confidentiality. There are multiple laws in place through Federal and provincial legislations that ensure a client’s information is protected, so nurses must remain vigilant in this regard, so they do not violate the laws or client privacy. The ethical dilemma example has multiple scenarios that make keeping confidentiality and respecting rights a challenge.

End of Life Issues

Often, a gravely ill client will seek an advanced directive that gives them the right to make choices about the end of their life while they are still lucid and coherent. Many will sign a DNR, or do not resuscitate order so that no life-saving efforts will be made should they pass away while receiving medical care. This often conflicts with the families’ wishes and once the client is no longer able to make their own decisions, the family will often step in and demand life-saving measures be taken against the clients wishes. This puts nurses in an ethical imposition as they struggle to follow the client’s wishes, but avoid litigation from an unhappy family who feels you violated their rights. This often leads to clients being put on life-support or having feeding tubes put in place despite the fact that these measures will not change the outcome.

Every woman has access to birth control, but this becomes a sensitive topic when it comes to providing birth control for teenagers. Many teens feel as if talking to their parents about sex or birth control may end in confrontation and an outright refusal to their request. Here in the U.S. certain forms of birth control can be given without parent permission and a teen may seek prenatal care without parent knowledge. This can become a nursing issue as parents request private information on their teen or the nurse must provide care for a pregnant teen without parental consent.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

When individuals seek treatment for STD’s there are policies in place that allow for notification of sexual partners, but this does not force those who seek treatment to disclose this information to all sexual partners. Nurses face the dilemma of not disclosing information that is harmful and possibly life-threatening. All nurses can do is treat those who seek it.

Those of certain religions have varying beliefs on medical treatment and practices. Some will not have certain surgeries while others do not believe in receiving blood transfusions. This can be a hindrance for nurses who want to provide life-saving measures. At times, hospitals will step in and try to obtain a court order for treatment if it means saving the life of a minor.

Laws like the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Information Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act all hold the nurse and other medical staff to strict policies for safeguarding information. While these laws were put into place to protect medical information and any negative outcomes that would come from such a disclosure, this often creates an ethical dilemma for nurses who strive to give excellent care to their ailing clients.

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Home – Laramie County School District 1 #la #nursing #schools



I’m John Lyttle. It is my honor to serve our students, parents, community and our elected Board of Trustees as Superintendent of Schools for Laramie County School District 1. LCSD1 is the largest school district in Wyoming, with nearly 14,000 exceptional students at 36 schools from small, rural schools to our larger schools in Wyoming’s wonderful capital city, Cheyenne.


The mission of LCSD1, in cooperation with students, parents, staff, and the community is to guarantee a high quality education in a safe and orderly environment for all students, inspiring them to become life-long learners and responsible, productive citizens.

Core Values

We are a district of learners for learners.

  • We will ensure all students meet or exceed essential skill proficiency
  • We will measure success based on student learning
  • We will measure continuous learning for all staff and students
  • We will share responsibility for each student’s learning with all stakeholders including students, parents, staff and community

Maximizing Learning Opportunities

  • We will maximize learning by making data driven decisions
  • . to guide the implementation of scientifically researched best practice
  • . to guide multiple learning opportunities
  • We will model what we expect from others
  • We will treat all stakeholders with mutual respect and dignity
  • We will develop positive relationships with every student, parent, and stakeholder


LCSD1 is the premier district “of learners for learners” in the Rocky Mountain Region where every student is successfully learning.


LCSD1 students will:

  • achieve academic success
  • graduate from high school
  • be prepared for college and careers
  • be responsible citizens

State of the District

Please click here for a video of the 2016-17 State of the District.


Laramie County School District 1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability or age in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI and Title IX pertaining to adults, may be referred to the LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources located in the LCSD1 Administration Building at 2810 House Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001, or phone 307-771-2160. Inquiries concerning Title VII and Title IX pertaining to students and any Section 504 concerns may be referred to the LCSD1 Assistant Director of Special Services located in the LCSD1 Administration Building at 2810 House Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001, or phone 307-771-2174. We continually strive towards compliance with LCSD1 Non-Discrimination Policies, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Americans with Disabilities Act, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as well as Section 508 policy regarding web accessibility. LCSD1 is committed to providing accessibility to all users, and we will continue to make improvements to our website to ensure that it meets the requirements of these laws and standards. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the LCSD1 websites, please contact our Service Desk at 307-771-2242. The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Needs-based Scholarships to Wyoming students attending the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges. Every student who meets the merit requirements can earn a Hathaway Merit Scholarship. Contact your school counselor for more information.

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School Of Nursing #ohio #university #nursing #program


School Of Nursing

Among our nursing students at Cleveland State University, chances are you’ll find someone like…you. Reflecting the diversity of the world at large, they not only study the practice of nursing in contemporary learning environments and state-of-the-art simulation labs – they ignite a lifelong passion for the profession, nurtured by our outstanding faculty and dedicated staff.

The CSU School of Nursing. founded in 1973, is committed to excellence in nursing education, research and service.

We offer a full range of nursing programs. from the traditional baccalaureate to an accelerated BSN program for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field. An RN-to-BSN option is available for licensed nurses, offering a streamlined pathway to a BSN in collaboration with Cuyahoga Community College. Our MSN program is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. For those currently working in nursing and other health-care professions, we also have a variety of continuing education programs.

Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research across a range of areas, from chronic pain management to the effective use of technology for educating future nurses. These endeavors increase the knowledge base of nursing and benefit the world at large.

Another hallmark of the CSU School of Nursing is service outside the classroom. Through coursework and student organizations, our students, faculty and staff interact with the community in a variety of settings. CSU nursing students also make an annual trip to the Dominican Republic to meet health-care needs there.

In our hometown of Cleveland – a city renowned for world-class health-care institutions – we’ve partnered with University Hospitals, MetroHealth and the Cleveland Clinic to offer unparalleled clinical placements for our students and to meet the growing demand for nurses in the 21st century. The CSU School of Nursing fully embraces Engaged Learning, which combines higher education with hands-on, real-world experience.

The results speak for themselves. With a 90 percent first-time passage rate on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination), students graduate from the CSU School of Nursing fully prepared to thrive in rewarding nursing careers.

The bachelor’s degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Cleveland State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 | 202.887.6791.

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Samuel Merritt University #summit #nursing #school


Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) educates students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities. Originally founded in 1909, SMU is a fully accredited health sciences institution with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento and San Mateo (San Francisco Peninsula Campus). The University offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and podiatric medicine.

Samuel Merritt University offers three doctoral degree programs, including podiatric medicine, physical therapy and nursing practice. 86% of surveyed students (Fall 2012) cite “reputation of program” as the top reason to attend SMU.

The University strives to reflect the community it serves by recruiting students with a variety of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Most Samuel Merritt University graduates’ passing scores on licensure and certification exams exceed state and national rates. Due to the University’s reputation for academic and clinical excellence, its graduates are heavily recruited, and have one of the highest rates of employment within one year of graduation.

The SMU Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC) is one of the West’s most advanced healthcare simulation facilities, with state-of the-art medical equipment where SMU students, faculty and working health professionals act out scenarios. The new Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) is located in the SMU Health Education Center on the University’s Oakland campus. The center is equipped with the latest technology to study movement including a nine-camera, three-dimensional motion-capture system, force platforms, in-shoe and platform pressure mapping systems, electromyography, and other equipment to evaluate movement and motor function.

Samuel Merritt has a strong reputation for personalized instruction because of its outstanding faculty, who bring impressive academic and clinical backgrounds to life-long learning, and a deep commitment to students and to the community.

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Serving patients from Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Richmond, Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette.

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School of Nursing, University of West Florida, nursing school in fl.#Nursing #school #in #fl


School of Nursing

Nursing school in fl

School of Nursing

Want to become a nurse? Now is the time! Whether you are interested in a B.S. in Nursing (Prelicensure) degree or our RN to BSN Online program, the UWF School of Nursing can help you complete your dream of becoming a nurse!

School News

Public Notice of Upcoming CCNE Accreditation Review

The University of West Florida, School of Nursing will be hosting an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) October 12-14, 2016. The visit is part of the process for seeking continued professional nursing accreditation through CCNE of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. This evaluation is formulated around the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013).

University of West Florida School of Nursing Tours

Beginning August 26th, 2016 the School of Nursing will begin to offer weekly tours to all Non-UWF students. There will be a tour followed by a Q A session with the program advisor from the BSN program! Tours are offered on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. so please email [email protected] to reserve your spot! Click here to take a virtual tour.

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Meet the Chair of The University of West Florida School of Nursing

On August 8, 2015 UWF welcomed Dr. Randall Johnson as the new Chair of Nursing. Dr. Johnson received his BSN from Cedarville University, in Cedarville, OH and has been a licensed Registered Nurse since 1985. He holds an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, with his degree as a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist, and 2007 he completed his Doctorate in Philosophy in Nursing at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Johnson has held nursing positions in both clinical and manager roles. He entered academia in 1999 while teaching in an Associates of Science Degree program in Orlando, FL. In 2009 he accepted a teaching appointment in both undergraduate and graduate levels at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH., and in 2014 was appointed the Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Nursing programs.

Randall Johnson, PhD, RN

Chair and Associate Professor


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The baccalaureate, and master’s programs at the University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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Practical Nursing – Northwest Mississippi Community College #practical #nursing #degree #online


Practical Nursing

For degree plans go to myNWCC and click on the Degree Plans tab.

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care which requires the basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, sociological sciences. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist.

Looking for the Nursing Degree (RN) program? Click here!

Students desiring to enter the PN program will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  3. Applicants must have an enhanced ACT composite score of 16 or greater.
  4. Applicants must have a Northwest application on file with the Registrar’s Office.
  5. Once a prospective student has a PN application on file with the PN Program, an opportunity to sit for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) can be scheduled by calling the Career-Technical Division for each respective campus.
  6. Applicants must complete and obtain the required score for the TEAS test.
  7. Once accepted into the Program, Applicants must complete the following:
    1. Student Health Record,
    2. Negative 5-panel drug screen,
    3. TB skin test,
    4. Copy of immunization records,
    5. Completed Hepatitis B vaccine waiver form,
    6. Provide certificate of Liability Insurance for a health provider,
    7. Obtain CPR health provider card,
    8. Complete health care criminal history background affidavit.

The PN Program accepts applications from mid-January through April 30 of each year. Testing begins each February.

Click here for important information for ALL applicants.

  • Senatobia campus: Rhonda Still | 662-562-3366
  • DeSoto Center, Southaven: Tamara Pittman 662-280-6128
  • Benton County Career-Technical Center, Ashland: Rhonda Still | 662-562-3366
  • Lafayette Yalobusha Technical Center, Oxford: Suzette Logan | 662-238-7952

Program Withdrawal
If a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the program for any reason, the official steps as outlined in the NWCC Bulletin must be followed. A Student who properly and officially withdraws will receive a grade of “W” (official withdrawal) in all classes. Withdrawal must be made prior to exam week. An unofficial withdrawal is attributed to a student who leaves the program without going through the published withdrawal procedures. This unofficial withdrawal will result in the student receiving “F” grades in all classes.

Readmission Policy
Any student who is dismissed from the Practical Nursing program (regardless of how far along they are in the program) will not be given any credit for work that has been completed before the dismissal. Upon re-admittance, the student will start over completely as if they are beginning the program for the first time. A grade of 80% or above is required in all courses in order to progress. The student who does not achieve these criteria will be allowed one chance to reenter the Practical Nursing Program.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in employment, programs, or provision of services. Compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act is coordinated by the Disability Support Services Coordinator. This policy is also in compliance with Title II of the Age Discrimination Act and Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972. The Practical Nursing Program has differences which are related to selection and admission, progression, grading CPR, health requirements and criminal background checks. The program also requires an 80 final average to be successful in each course. These requirements are in place to assist with student success and to provide the student with the baseline competencies needed for the practice of practical nursing. Differences related to health requirements, CPR certification and background clearance are in place to meet the requirements of the clinical agencies.

Practical NursingLicensure
Students who complete the program requirements, as identified by the Mississippi Department of Education, will be eligible to apply to the Mississippi Board of Nursing for licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse. All applicants should be advised that according to the Mississippi Nursing Practice Laws and Rules and Regulations an individual’s application to write the licensing exam may be refused if the applicant has been convicted of a criminal offense under any provision of Title 97 of the Mississippi Code of 1972.

What can I earn? What is the job outlook? Click here for more information.

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Pinellas Technical Education Center – St Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, FL #ptec #nursing #program


Pinellas Technical Education Center St Petersburg

Get more information about Pinellas Technical Education Center St Petersburg by clicking links below:

Pinellas Technical Education Center, also referred to as pTEC, operates two locations in the state of Florida, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, with some programs being only available at one of the two campuses. The school was established to provide career training opportunities in order to create a qualified workforce. Established in 1962, the school remains true to its mission for providing quality education through its campuses as well as extension and clinical locations. The school serves nearly 12,000 students annually.

Pinellas Technical Education Center offers a large variety of programs in over forty areas of study. Students will choose a program of study, typically taking up to a year to complete, developing the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Students will take courses that provide theory and practical education, allowing students to utilize skills learned in the classroom in a simulated setting in order to refine them. Upon completion students will be able to pursue work in that area, generally in positions at the entry level and may utilize school resources to help procure employment.

Programs offered at St. Petersburg campus include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Pinellas Technical Education Center is a public institution that allows for the enrollment of any individual 16 years of age or older as long as they are not currently enrolled at another institution. Interested persons should complete the application for admission and take a placement exam, the need for which may be waived if the student has already earned an associate level degree or higher. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year through the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine aid program eligibility and financial need.

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program’s profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pinellas Technical Education Center St Petersburg by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate’s | (B) Bachelor’s | (M) Master’s Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD. )

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Admissions, Academics, Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Pinellas Technical Education Center St Petersburg may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Specialized Programs Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1962)

Other Technical Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pinellas Technical Education Center St Petersburg.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • Course Schedules
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Retirement Communities, Nursing Homes in Grand Rapids, MI – Clark Retirement Community, community nursing


Colorful Lives Creating Community

“My wife and I highly recommend Clark. The community is outstanding and the staff is wonderful. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.” (Resident)

There you have it. What better endorsement for Clark than the feedback of our residents? Clark offers excellent care in a vibrant community. Our residents live active, engaged and meaningful lives. If that’s what you are looking for, then you’ve come to the right place.

Why choose Clark?

  • You’ll have a full continuum of services and care.
  • You’ll be living in a community that is accredited, respected and award-winning.
  • Life is full and rich at Clark, with outings, social events, workshops, worship and other gatherings.
  • You will never have to leave, even if your funds are depleted through longevity or illness. That’s the Clark Commitment.
  • You will have access to the services and amenities of both campuses.

We offer a full range of living levels for every stage of life. Take a look around, and then please contact us for more information or a tour.


Clark on Franklin

1551 Franklin St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Clark on Keller Lake

2499 Forest Hill Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Lifetime Security

The Clark Commitment means you will never have to leave Clark. When you commit to become a resident, we promise to care for you for the rest of your life. So even if your money runs out due to longevity or extended illness, you will always have a home here. This security is made possible by generous donors who give through the Clark Foundation.

News at Clark

Art Gallery Reception featuring Carole Hunnes-Nielsen

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Summer Block Party

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Accelerated BSN (Second Degree BSN) Programs #accelerated #nursing #degree #online


Accelerated BSN (Second Degree BSN) Programs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced its projected number with regard to the country s need for registered nurses by the year 2016. They have boldly stated that it would take a million RNs to fill in all the empty slots. That s a lot of jobs in the years to come; but the question will always be are there enough qualified graduates to fill in this huge need?

One of the most effective tools that are now used to up the number of nursing graduates is the accelerated degree programs for non-nursing graduates. The Accelerated program for BSN is not new as it has been around for the past two decades. In 1990, 31 accelerated BSN was offered throughout the country. To date, there are 237 accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs that are being offered across the US.

Click on the state name you are interested in to view all available programs in the state.

Program Overview

The second degree BSN program is one of the innovative accelerated nursing programs that have become popular as an entry into the nursing field for students with non nursing degrees. The program is designed to allow students with baccalaureate degrees in non nursing majors to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Accelerated programs take between 12 and 18 months of full time study to complete.

The accelerated BSN allows students to compress four years of nursing education in a shorter period of time by allowing them to transfer credits for general education courses to prepare students for the National Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. Accelerated BSN program combines bridge courses as well as core contents. The instruction is much more intense, with every student required to attend full-time, without breaks in between the sessions. Each student still receives the same number of clinical hours as those that study in traditional settings.

Online programs that offer accelerated second degree BSN program are not widely available. Those programs that do offer online programs still require students to spend large amounts of time on campus to fulfill clinical and practical requirements.

Admission Requirements

As an applicant to the accelerated BSN program you will be expected to meet all the requirements for entry in theoretical and practical nursing courses. Requirements for clinical components include immunizations, laboratory tests for contagious diseases, physical examination, CPR certification, drug screening and a criminal background check prior to the start of clinical enrollment.

The prerequisites for the accelerated program are no different than those required for BSN applicants including a minimum of 2 semesters of physiology and anatomy, as well as some credits in biology, micro-biology, psychology, developmental psychology, statistics, bio-statistics, chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

A basic nursing skill course usually designated as health assessment, nursing research, adult care courses, community health, family health and/or some nursing experience is also required by most nursing programs.

Most programs arrange to offer a range of pre-requisite courses back to back just prior to enrollment to allow students to meet those requirements they may not have completed in their previous undergraduate coursework.

Applicants to the program will need to present transcripts for prior college work with a minimum GPA of at least 2.8 for most programs and 3.0 for the more competitive ones. You will also be required to sit for and pass standardized nursing entrance examinations such as the TEAS or the HESI.

You may be required to attend a personal interview as part of the rigorous screening process that is mandated by the intense nature of the accelerated program.

Financial Costs

The costs of the accelerated program vary on the basis of the number of credits required by the institution for graduation and tuition fees it levies. Remember that as a nursing student you will have additional costs in the form of medical equipment, uniform and licensure examinations costs in addition to tuition and living costs.

Financial aid for accelerated baccalaureate program enrollees is limited. This is why legislators, federal and state levels, are being persuaded to increase grants and scholarships for such programs.


Many employers value the varied range of skill and knowledge that graduates from the accelerated programs bring to their careers. In most cases employers note that graduates from the accelerated programs tend to be more mature, possess stronger clinical skills and are flexible in the work environment.

A range of different employers across the country are entering into partnership with schools to offer a scheme whereby they repay graduates the cost of tuition in a bid to attract graduates from accelerated programs.

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Online nursing certification #online #nursing #certification



Perianesthesia nursing is a unique nursing specialty requiring its own professional certification program as a means to protect the public. ABPANC sponsors two certification programs for qualified registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced anesthesia, procedures requiring sedation, and analgesia: the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) programs.

Review this section of the ABPANC website to access all of the information you need to know how to apply, prepare for, and take the examination(s). You are strongly encouraged to download and review the Certification Candidate Handbook prior to applying for an examination in order to be fully informed about ABPANC’s policies as well as the procedures to use when applying for and scheduling your examination.

Length of Certification Period

To ensure that certified nurses possess the most up-to-date knowledge and have recent and current experience, the CPAN and CAPA certification credentials are awarded for three (3) years and must be renewed. For complete information about the recertification program, visit the Recertification section of this website.

Exam Administration Computer-Based Testing

The CPAN and CAPA certification programs are sponsored by ABPANC. To assist with the development and administration of the examinations, ABPANC contracts with Professional Examination Service (ProExam). ABPANC launched computer-based testing (CBT) on April 6, 2009. The CPAN and CAPA examinations are administered on a computer at PSI test centers throughout the United States. The feedback about computer-based testing from CPAN and CAPA examination candidates has been overwhelmingly positive. Candidates found the PSI test centers to be easily accessible, staff very helpful and pleasant, the testing room and cubicles quiet and comfortable, the instructions to take the CPAN and/or CAPA examinations easy to understand, and the examinations easy to navigate.

Candidates were also pleased to find out that they could:

  1. Mark questions to come back to them later
  2. Easily change answers
  3. View a list at the end of the examination that showed any questions not answered.

The Value of Specialty Nursing Certification

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