Acute Care PNP Exam Eligibility Requirements

Congratulations on taking the next step to Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification!

Once you complete your Acute Care PNP program and decide to sit for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification exam, you must submit a complete application to the PNCB.  The eligibility/application process includes:

1. Current, unencumbered state issued RN license
2. Graduate from an accredited academic program with a Master’s or Doctorate degree in nursing with a concentration in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care
3. Graduate of an accredited academic post-Master’s Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification program
4. Completion of the online application including payment – online payments are accepted
5. Official transcripts that document completion of all educational requirements – transcripts must be sent from the educational institution directly to PNCB.  Transcripts sent directly by the nurse practitioner will not be accepted
6. Documentation of current PALS certification
7. Additional documents as requested by the PNCB

Thinking about becoming an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?

The PNCB website has a variety of resources and study aids available for candidates to use during preparation for certification testing including handbooks, outlines, tips and strategies for taking the exam along with reference lists and of course, sample questions.

Good luck to you as you undertake this most important next step in your professional career!  Access more extensive and complete information about the ACPNP Certification examination and its requirements here.

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