Nursing Education and Professional Development

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Nursing Certification Review Course logo

Nurses who achieve and maintain professional certifications validate their professional knowledge and commitment to improving patient healthcare standards.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development (NEPD) is pleased to host Certification Exam Review Courses to help you take your nursing career to the next level. These certification review courses are open to any nurse regardless of hospital affiliation.

Are you ready to take your certification exam?  Vanderbilt University Medical Center registered nurses that meet criteria are eligible to receive a hospital code that will serve as payment of the certification exam fee for ANCC Nursing Certification Exams. For more information about eligibility and to view the official policy, please visit our ANCC Success Pays site.

If you are visiting this site and don't see the certification course you are hoping to take listed below, please complete fill in the interest form that follows.  We are constantly seeking input from VUMC nursing staff as we determine which courses to offer.


Certification Review Course
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Your Name and Workplace at VUMC:
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2016 CERTIFICATION REVIEW COURSES     (click on each title for details)

Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
Wednesday & Thursday, May 11 & 12, 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 30th & 31st, 2016

Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
Thursday & Friday, July 28 & 29, 2016

Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN)
Friday, August 12, 2016

Pediatric Critical Care Registered Nurse (PCCRN)
Monday & Tuesday, Augsut 29 & 30, 2016

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 20 & 21, 2016

Neonatal Critical Care Registered Nurse (NCCRN)
Thursday & Friday, October 13 & 14, 2016

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Thursday & Friday, November 3 & 4, 2016


  Registration for Vanderbilt employees can be completed in LMS
  Registration for non-Vanderbilt employees can be completed in Eventbrite

Contact Hour(s)

  All review courses are Contact Hour opportunities


  Vanderbilt nurses attend these courses for free
  Non-Vanderbilt attendees are charged a fee to attend  

Inclement Weather Policy

  Nursing Education and Professional Development's Inclement Weather Policy applies



Susan Bosworth, MSN, RN, FNP
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nursing Education and Professional Development

p:  615.875.4865
e:  susan.bosworth@Vanderbilt.edu

Josie McDonald
Program Coordinator
Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hopsital at Vanderbilt
Nursing Education and Professional Development

p:  615.322.0111
e:  josie.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu