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									      Pediatric Updates
       Module Basics
                (formerly SAEs)
        Your Guide to This CE Activity and
Required Component of CPN & CPNP Recertification
NEW! 2012 Name Change
   In spring 2012, PNCB
    renamed these CE modules
    as Pediatric Updates to
    better reflect what this activity
   The former name, Standards
    Assessment Exam (SAE), will
    continue to appear in
    communications as we
    transition to the new name.
What hasn’t changed?
   Same high quality, evidence-based CE
   Same available formats
   Same requirements for your certification type
What is a Pediatric Updates module?
   A self-paced continuing education module with:
       Questions created by subject matter experts
       Resources to help you answer the questions
       Online answer submission within 150 days of ordering
       In-depth feedback on the correct answer
       NAPNAP accredited contact hours upon passing
            CPN module: 15 contact hours each
            CPNP modules: 7.5 contact hours each
               Certain CPNP modules contain a portion of Pharmacology-specific hours. This
                breakout will appear on your CE Certificate after successful completion.

   A required component of CPN & CPNP
Is it required?
   Yes. Here are requirements by certification type:
       CPNs
            One 15-contact-hour module during each 7-year cycle
       Primary Care CPNPs
            45 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle*
       Acute Care CPNPs
            45 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle*
       Dual Primary Care & Acute Care CPNPs
            60 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle*

*CPNPs: Your modules are 7.5 contact hours each, and you have
    categories to fulfill. Log in to My Recert History or see your green
    gauges for a contact hour breakdown of category types required.
Recertification Overview
   These basic principles guide CPN and CPNP
       Each year you will document 15 contact hours of
        accepted activity during Recert enrollment (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
       During each 7-year Recert tracking cycle, complete
        your required Pediatric Updates and document this
        activity during annual Recert enrollment. Online tools assist
        you in planning too.
       You will apply completed modules to your Recert enrollment
        between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.
How do modules fit into my
Recertification program?
   Pediatric Updates modules substitute for contact
       Example: A CPN completes a module worth 15 contact
        hours in the summer and applies it to fall Recert enrollment.
        He would not need to document 15 contact hours of
        additional activity. He has meet the annual requirement of 15
        contact hours of accepted activity for that Recert enrollment.
       Example: A CPNP completes a module worth 7.5 contact
        hours in the spring and applies it to her fall Recert
        enrollment. She would only need to document 7.5 contact
        hours of other accepted activity, allowing her to meet the
        annual requirement of 15 contact hours.
Mapping the 7-year cycle

    After you complete a 7-year tracking cycle, it resets, and you will begin
     a new cycle.

    View all accepted activities for Recert options at:
Your Green Gauge Module Progress
   Log in to your account at
   At lower left of your account screen, look for a visual
    guide showing your personalized progress in completing
    module requirements for your 7-year cycle.

Green shows completed contact hours’ worth of your module requirements
that you have completed and applied to a Recert enrollment.
What does a module include?
   Questions written by your peers
       CPNPs: 35 – 45 questions per 7.5 contact hr. module
       CPNs: 70 – 75 questions per 15 contact hr. module

   Online answer submission
       Website link, unique user ID, and password

   Resources for answering the questions
       Resources vary by module. See the next slide for
Resources Vary by Module Type:
   CPNs have the option of printed articles or online
    PDF articles for a majority of references.
          Regardless of format, you will answer the questions online.

   CPNPs have online modules with some print
          Primary Care: PDF articles* and links
          Acute Care: A bibliography of articles* and texts
          Pharm: Some PDF articles* and links plus text references

        *When possible, we develop optional printed article packets for
         these modules at an additional cost.
I’m a CPN. What’s my module like?
   The Pediatric Nursing module profiles a variety of
    content related to evidence-based nursing practice.
    A new edition of this module is published every
    other year.
   Here is a sample question:
    The type of intrusion occurring MOST often during
      medication administration is

       A. equipment alarms
       B. patient assistance
       C. patient care communication
       D. personal communication
I’m a CPNP. What are my module
   CPNPs choose modules to meet category requirements
    for their certification type.
   Modules are offered for:
       Primary Care (Examples: Sports & the Young Athlete; Dermatology:
        Beyond Eczema)

       Pharmacology (Examples: Pharm: 2012 Current Concepts; Pharm
        Specialty Content: Endocrine)

       Acute Care (Examples: Palliative Care; Hematology)

   See
    for sample questions and full list of module choices.
Why are modules graded?
 To offer accredited contact hours from NAPNAP,
  modules must be graded.
 70% or more = passing
 The overwhelming majority of participants pass.

   TIP:
    Think of these modules like an open book quiz.
    If you read the materials, you should be able to
    answer the questions correctly.
How much time do I have to
complete a module?
   150 days.
   However, if you want to apply a module for a Recert
    enrollment, you will need to complete it successfully
    before enrolling in Recert between October 1 and
    December 31 of each year.
   Incomplete modules can not be applied towards your
   Purchasing a module as part of Recert enrollment is no
    longer available, so please plan ahead to meet your
   Extensions are available for an additional cost.
When should I choose a module?
   You decide when during each of your 7-year
    Recertification tracking cycles to order, complete,
    and apply module requirements. Plan ahead and
    review your needs for the coming year and beyond.
    Consider taking the module in spring or summer.
   Log in at to see where you are in
    your 7-year tracking cycle.
Can I collaborate?
 If you have colleagues taking the same module,
  feel free to organize discussion groups. Dialogue
  with peers can enhance your learning experience.
Tips for answering modules
   Resources that accompany your module (articles,
    web links, citations), are key.
   Reading these references help update your practice
    and give you the information you need to reason
    through correct and incorrect answers.
   Just like on your initial board exam, your goal is to
    find the one best answer for each question.
   You are allowed to discuss a question with a
    colleague. These conversations can enhance
How much does a module cost?
   Costs vary by certification type. For current pricing,
    visit this link and select your certification type:

   Costs are less expensive than attending a
   You do not pay again to apply a previously purchased
    module to a Recert enrollment.
How do I purchase a module for
Recert enrollment?
   Before Recert enrollment begins on
    October 1, order module(s) by logging in
    to My ReCErt Tracker at
       Complete module(s) successfully within 150
       You have 24 months from module completion
        date to apply it to Recert.
       PNCB does not automatically apply modules to
        your Recertification. You will still need to visit the
        PNCB website and update your record each fall
        and let us know your intention to document
        module completion.
Do I have to buy Pharm & AC
supporting references?
(Only applies to CPNPs)

It’s up to you…

   For the CPNP Pharm modules, Lexi-Comp’s Pediatric Dosage
    Handbook and the AAP Red Book are resources for many of the
    questions. These are not included but can be purchased from the
    publishers at a special PNCB discount, if you want to buy them. We
    will always reference the most current editions of these texts, but
    users do find that the answers can sometimes be obtained from a
    recent edition.
   For CPNP Acute Care modules, consider using your hospital library.
How do I apply modules to my
Recert enrollment?
   During the online Recert enrollment
    application (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31), visit
   As you begin the application, you will be
    reminded of any complete but unapplied
    modules in your record.
   Choose the option that allows you to apply a
    completed module to your Recert.
   As mentioned earlier, you will not pay to apply
    a previously purchased module to Recert
What if I don’t pass?
 You get a free retest.
 The overwhelming majority of module
  participants pass.

   TIP:
    Use your initial module feedback to assist you in
    answering the retest.
Format questions
   Is my module a timed test?
       No. You can take as long as you need, up to the 150 day deadline.
       When logged in to the online module, you can exit and return,
        saving your answers. You do not have to answer all questions at
        one sitting.
       If you leave the module idle for 20 minutes, your online session will
        time out.
   If I order paper references, do I have to answer
    the questions online?
       Yes. Answering and scoring is an online process that links your
        score to your PNCB record.
Technology questions
   Is answering online user-friendly?
       Yes.
       We offer a tip sheet for using the testing site, including:
            Navigating back and forth between questions
            Exiting when you aren’t finished answering
            Grading questions as you go or waiting until you’re finished
            Scoring your answers once you are sure you are done
       A help screen is also available in the module. You will
        see this screen later in the presentation.
More technology questions
   What if I don’t have Internet access?
       Ask your employer to support your certification by
        allowing you to use one at work. Friends and family may
        be able to help, plus public libraries.
   When can I see if I passed?
       The online testing website offers pass/fail status when
        you click to submit your answers for final grading.
   Can I grade questions as I answer them?
       Yes, and some people prefer to see immediate feedback.
        Whether you grade question by question or all at once is
        your decision. When you grade an answer, you cannot
        go back and change it.
Saving my place when answering
   Once I start answering the module online, will it
    keep track of the last question I answered and
    return to the next question? Do I have to start over
    every time I exit the testing website?
       The module remembers.
            If you end the session with Exit (leave and return later), the
             module will resume with the last question you answered once
             you log in again.
            If your session is left idle for 20 minutes and you are timed-out, it
             will also remember.
Accessing modules
   How do I know when my module is ready for
       After buying a module, you are notified about access
        in several ways:
       You will immediately see a Start Module Now button
        on your order confirmation screen.
       You will also receive an email with access instructions
        within 24 hours. Check your junk/spam/bulk inbox.
       A postcard notification is also sent.
       Please note that payment by paper or electronic
        check will not activate the button until your payment
        is processed.
Logging in
   How will I know my module log-in?
       Your personalized user ID and password are housed at in My Online Modules/Prep/CE.
       Module log in information is different than your PNCB
        account log in.
Starting the module
   How do I actually start my module?
       First, be sure to access your references to assist you in answering the
        questions (orange arrow). This takes you to a webpage with available
       We also recommend recording your answers on paper in case you
        inadvertently score the module before you’re done.
Starting the module continued
   How do I actually start my module?
       Once you’re ready to answer questions, return to My Online
        Modules/Prep/CE and click Start Module Now (red arrow).
       You do not have to enter all answers in one sitting.
Logging in
   I found my personalized user ID and password, reviewed
    my references and am ready to answer some questions.
    I clicked Start Module Now. What happens next?
       You are taken to the testing website to answer questions. You’ll have a
        chance to get familiar with quick tips on the log-in screen and see a
        place to enter your module-specific ID and password.
   Will I have access to a help section?
       Yes. At the lower left of question screens is a Help button.
        Clicking Help shows you what onscreen buttons do.

                                                  Please note:

                                                  You can grade items
                                                  individually if you are sure
                                                  of a final answer for a

                                                  This is not a timed test.

                                                  You are able to mark and
                                                  keep track of unanswered
                                                  question to return to them
Actual screen shot
   What will a question look like?
       Here’s a screenshot from the Sports and the Young
        Athlete module for CPNPs:
Recert requirement questions
   Can I replace a Pediatric Updates
    requirement with other contact
       No. You will need to meet your PNCB
        Pediatric Updates module requirements for
        your certification type during each 7-year
        tracking cycle.

   Can I take more modules than
    required for my 7-year cycle?
       Yes. This is particularly helpful if you do not
        have a chance to earn contact hours from
        other sources.
Module policies
   Can I order a module, complete it,
    and apply it to a future
    Recertification enrollment?
       You have 24 months to apply a
        module to a Recert enrollment from the
        day you successfully complete it, and
        150 days to complete the module from
        the date your payment was processed.

       Tip: Apply modules in a timely manner so
        you do not miss out on credit for the work
        you’ve done. The online Recert enrollment
        process will remind you if you have
        completed modules that can be applied.
Repeating a module
   Can I repeat a module, or order a module
    with the same name?
       Yes, as long as you don’t repeat the exact same
        edition of the module.
       Module names are dated, so check the year in the
        title to compare with your past orders.
       Our website will not allow repeat orders of the exact
        same module. If you are able to order a module, it is
        not a true repeat of a module. Content will be new.
       Please note that every CPN module has a title of
        Pediatric Nursing, and CPNPs are offered new
        Pharm and Primary Current Concepts modules
        every year. Each year’s editions offer new content.
Decisions about modules
   Can a Primary Care CPNP take an Acute Care
       Yes, but carefully review the module content outline and
        sample question. Content will reflect acute care scope of practice:
        care for children with complex acute and chronic health issues and rapidly
        changing clinical conditions, including the recognition/management of
        emerging health crises, and/or organ dysfunction and failure.

   As a CPN, I know I will do 1 module per 7-year
    cycle, but when should I complete it?
       The choice is yours. While we don’t recommend waiting until
        the last year of your cycle, you ultimately decide when to
        complete a module and apply it to Recert within 24 months
        of completion.
More decisions about modules
   As a CPNP, how are other CPNPs
    dividing up their module choices?
       First, you will need to fulfill required
        categories depending on your certification
        type. But for the elective category, we don’t
        see any obvious trends in choices among
        your colleagues. They are probably choosing
        topics of interest to either support their
        current practice, or to learn about a topic
        they want to know more about.
       Tip: Use the sample questions and content
        outlines to assess what’s covered and the
        benefit to your learning needs.
CPN vs. CPNP modules
   I’m a CPN, but as a CNS (or PNP student), can
    I take an advanced practice CPNP module?
       Yes, but it will not substitute for your CPN Pediatric
        Nursing module Recert requirement. However, you may
        take a CPNP module and apply it as contact hour credit
        for Recert.

   I’m a CPNP who does not hold CPN
    certification, but can I take the CPN module for
    my Recert?
       No. Your modules and any other Recert activities must be
        at the advanced practice level.
What if I have a question?
We’ve got answers!
 For questions about Recert policies, visit or email for help.

   For questions about content or website issues
    when working on a module, email
    for assistance.
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