CHPN Exam Preparation

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) Exam Preparation


Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification PrepHow This Course Will Build Your Nursing Career:

  • Covers all the exam competencies for the CHPN exam
  • Facilitated by nursing experts
  • Hands on, face-to-face approach
  • Includes education, interaction, and skill building
  • Sharpen existing hospice and palliative care nursing skills
  • Earn 13.75 BRN Continuing Education Hours

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Here is what our nurse participants had to say about the CHPN exam prep weekend: 

“I really enjoyed the course – made me realize I DO know a lot. Will recommend it!”

“Fabulous program. All speakers were knowledgable!” 

“Enjoyed the speakers and hearing stories of other’s experiences helps as well!”

“Was thinking I would need months to prepare for this certification exam. I feel much more confident about the test (recognizing) that I actually use this information daily.” 

“I enjoyed this review course very much. There is a great deal to take back to clinical practice.”

Passing the Certified Hospice and Palliative (CHPN) Exam in San Diego

Passing the Certified Hospice and Palliative (CHPN) Exam may seem like a daunting task but our CHPN review course will give you the confidence you need to pass the exam. Of course, we certainly encourage you to explore all of your options. Here are a few options to consider in preparation for the NBCHPN exam. As organizations like the Joint Commission, CMS and others look for health care organizations to deliver palliative care using professionals with recognized certifications, nurses working in palliative are recognizing the value of taking the NBCHPN RN Certification exam.

Option 1. Take a Live, In-Person CHPN Certification Prep Course

Every nurse has different needs and unique ways of absorbing new information so we fully encourage you to consider your options as you assess your learning style. There are CHPN Study Guides, CHPN Practice Tests and a variety of other means to prep for the CHPN exam. What we know is that there is not a single perfect way for everyone to prepare for the CHPN Exam. If you are in the San Diego area or anywhere in Southern California and you like a hands on, face-to-face approach to learning new material, you will really appreciate the structure of this 2-day course. You will also welcome the expertise of the facilitators for this CHPN exam preparation course.

Option 2. Free CHPN Study Guides

The free CHPN study guides and free CHPN practice tests you can find at many sites online may be helpful but nothing compares with face-to-face instruction from the people that have helped to create the CHPN Exam.

Option 3. CHPN Exam Study Guide

You can buy a number of CHPN Exam Study Guides online but it’s important to take a very close look at your learning style. With our weekend prep course, you’ll spend time with real people who know the CHPN exam content and the testing process.

Option 4. CHPN Exam Secrets and Study Guide

Buying any of a variety of CHPN exam study guides can always help but if you are the kind of person that likes to ask questions to get clarification from an expert, this weekend CHPN prep course may be perfect for you.

Option 5. CHPN Practice Test

You can take a number of free CHPN practice tests online but many of us like to get our questions answered directly and clearly from the experts. That’s why our CHPN test prep weekend is so effective. We’re offering this CHPN preparation weekend in conjunction with our friends at the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association San Diego Chapter.

If you are thinking about getting your certification (or need to renew it), our two-day preparation course is exactly the help you need to ensure you pass your exam. Seating is limited for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) Exam Preparation Course so make your reservations early.

This program is offered in partnership with
the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
San Diego Chapter

Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association San Diego Chapter

Course Information

Program Description

“The presentations were great with a lot of wonderful information.” Recent Student

This course will cover all of the required competencies and the typical examination content for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse examination.


Day 1

7:30 – 8:00 A.M. Registration

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 10:15 Pain Management

10:15 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11:30 Pain Management continued

11:30 – 12:30 P.M. LUNCH (on your own)

12:30 – 2:30 Grief and Bereavement

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 Care Goals and Decisions in Palliative Care

3:45 – 4:30 Case Studies

Day 2


7:30 – 8:00 A.M. Registration

8:00 – 10:00 Symptom Management

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 Symptom Management

11:15 – 12:15 P.M. Self Care for the Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse

12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH (on your own)

1:15 – 2:30 Spiritual Care

2:30 – 3:30 Care at the Time of Dying

The first recommended text:
                Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse, 4th edition (ISBN 978-1-4652-6945-4)
The second recommended text:
                Study Guide for the Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse, 4th edition

Course Information

Program Requirements

“The choice of presenters was great; all were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share their passion and expertise. They all respected the diversity of knowledge and experience of participants as well.” Recent Student

The program is specifically designed for registered nurses working in hospice or palliative care who wish to sit for the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) examination.

Course Information