COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

(Revised: 3.16.20)

As a declared pandemic and national emergency, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving threat to the health of everyone.

While no one can predict the future impact on our day-to-day lives, what is clear is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national infectious disease experts have urged everyone to avoid crowds and gatherings of 50+ people and to postpone all non-essential personal travel.

Our immediate priority must be to assist with “flattening the curve” of pandemic spread. To this end, we must realize the heightened importance of preserving the health of nurses and nurse practitioners who attend our Live Courses, recognizing that they may be called upon to care for patients adversely affected by COVID-19.

Thus, it is our social responsibility to suspend all Barkley & Associates’ Live Certification Review/Clinical Update Courses until the end of September.

We will, however, continue to provide the nation’s best Nurse Practitioner Certification Review/Clinical Update Courses through alternative forms of delivery.

Our Live Certification Review/Clinical Update Courses will be replaced with Online Streaming Courses, conveniently scheduled on the same days that our Live Certification/Continuing Education Courses were originally scheduled to be held! The Online Streaming Courses will simulate a Live Course as close as possible without having to sit in a hotel ballroom with many other attendees.

We will also continue to offer Home Study Options if it is not feasible for you to schedule an Online Streaming Course on the dates being offered.

Though we are suspending Live Certification Review/Clinical Update Courses through the summer, we expect to make additional decisions by mid-summer regarding the feasibility of moving forward with our Live Course schedule through the rest of the year and into January 2021. Again, at this time, our priority must be to do as much as possible to assist in protecting the health of everyone.

Our Customer Service Specialists are rapidly working to reach the hundreds of attendees already registered for our upcoming spring and summer Live Courses to offer them quality, alternative options. If you happen to be registered for an upcoming Live Course, please check the email account that you used to register for the course. If you do not see an email regarding your course, please check your spam folder.

We are moving as quickly as possible to meet the needs of everyone. As such, we kindly ask that you give us several working days to contact you rather than emailing or calling our office. We thank you for your patience during this stressful period.

I sincerely hope that you will choose to take advantage of our alternative learning strategies to ensure your future success on national certification and/or to receive the most current continuing education.

Please be advised that Barkley & Associates only sells products through and does not sell through any online retailers, including and There can be no guarantee of the currency, accuracy, quality, or completeness of what others sell online. Further, no access is given to additional online streaming video chapters, and we do not provide CE credit for materials purchased from third-party vendors!

Thank you for considering our company for your future educational needs. We also thank you for your confidence in our work since 2002.

We look forward to serving you and wish everyone safety and health during the challenging times ahead.


Thomas W. Barkley, Jr, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAAN


Barkley & Associates, Inc.

“Simply the Best!”