Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Home Study

Extensive Review of System-Specific Conditions Across the Prenatal – Adolescent Spectrum

Certification Review/Clinical Update Continuing Education Course

  • This program has been granted 10.5 contact hours of continuing education
  • Extensive course manual
  • Free 100-item Diagnostic Readiness Test

Course Overview

Test-taking and Study Strategies for Success

Clinical Assessment

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Comprehensive vs. problem-focused histories
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Epidemiology
  • Health assessment
  • Laboratory analyses
  • Prioritization of care
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Referral/collaborative practice
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening methods

Diagnosis and Clinical Management for Children

  • Anticipatory guidelines
  • Developmental considerations
  • Genetic considerations
  • Growth and development
  • Health promotion
  • Health screenings
  • Human sexuality
  • Immunization recommendations
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Learning disorders
  • Theories of development
  • System-specific conditions common in childhood

Extensive Review of System-Specific Health Problems

  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatological
  • Endocrine
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Hematological
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Respiratory

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Counseling patients
  • Diverse population considerations
  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluating outcomes
  • Growth and development considerations
  • Needs assessment
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening recommendations
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Up-to-date statistics

Pharmacologic management

  • Adverse events
  • Alternative therapies/herbal agents
  • Contraindications
  • Drug interactions
  • Drug monitoring recommendations
  • Pharmacologic agents for common conditions
  • Side effects