The Certificate Program has officially launched!

Improve patient care and strengthen your commitment to clinical excellence with an all-new CE program from the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN), in partnership with the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN). Available as an education bundle or a-la-carte learning modules, the evidence-based program is customizable to fit the educational goals of pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Thirteen learning modules available, focusing on a wide range of Pediatric GI topics
  • Completion of the program will award the participant a “Certificate in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Nursing”
    • ***Please note: The Certificate will be sent by email from SPN within 1 month of completion***
  • Certificate is valid for five years to ensure content is updated per medical guidelines. A renewal process will be available to keep the certificate current.
  • Also available to purchase as individual modules with CE credit, allowing the participant to pick and choose topics of interest


Pediatric Learning Modules Available:

  • Abdominal Pain                                                                                                   
  • Allergic Conditions of the GI Tract                                                                  
  • Celiac Disease                                                                                                  
  • Constipation                                                                                                    
  • Diarrhea                                                                                                             
  • Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (Functional GI Disorders)                         
  • Enteral Tubes 
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Introduction to Live Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Vomiting


Benefits of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Nursing Assessment-Based Certificate Program

  • Flexible, self-paced, interactive format
  • Assessment-Based certificate ensures rigor and comprehension of key concepts through validated post-test
  • Content developed by nursing subject-matter-experts and reviewed by physician colleagues
  • Educational Investment: Similarly priced to the cost of attending a national meeting without the expense of travel and lodging
  • Purchase of the entire bundle provides 18.5 CEs and 1.75 pharmacology hours


Nursing & Advanced Practice Provider Benefits

  • Excellent resource for new-to-GI nurses and advanced practice providers
  • Seasoned nurses/APPs who may subspecialize in one area can review updated guidelines to maintain well-rounded knowledge in all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology
  • Supports advancement of clinical ladders, while meeting required CE credits for licensure


Organization & Hospital Benefits

  • Comprehensive, evidence-based onboarding program for nurses that meets national standards
  • Curated resources for APGNN Members and program participants
  • Improved quality of care within division as well as support of clinical ladder and Magnet Recognition


Physician Benefits

  • Nurses will have an increased baseline knowledge as they triage patient concerns and manage interim-visit care for patients
  • Fosters a sense of clinical inquiry and opportunity for improved collaboration between team members
  • Care teams (i.e. - social work, psychology, nutrition, residents) working with a specific GI population can gain deeper understanding of the medical presentation, thus improving care for patients


Continuing Education & Pricing


Continuing Education

  • Total Continuing Education (CE) Credits: 18.5
  • Total Pharmacology Hours: 1.75


Pricing Options

  • APGNN & SPN Members
    • Individual Module pricing: $25
    • Bundle pricing: $275
  • NASPGHAN & Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals (CPNP) Members
    • Individual Module pricing: $30
    • Bundle pricing: $300
  • Non-Members
    • Individual Module pricing: $35
    • Bundle pricing: $350
  • Organizational Discount
    • 3-5 bundles: 5% discount
    • 6-9 bundles: 10% discount
    • 10-14 bundles: 15% discount
    • 15+ bundles: 20% discount


To view discount codes, please log into the APGNN Member Center.

If you have any questions, please email President Elizabeth Burch 



  • Registration and purchasing options are facilitated through the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) online education center. To purchase, you must create a free guest profile, which will allow you to purchase individual modules or the entire certificate program.  
  • Click here for instructions and here for the direct link for the program on the SPN website
  • Be sure to add you APGNN, SPN, NASPGHAN, or CPNP code at checkout
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Organizational Discount:
    • An organization may purchase bundles for specific individuals or can purchase the bundles to be assigned to a future participant. Please click here for more information.  
      • SPN will obtain the names and email addresses of the intended participants to activate their account to access the certificate program. 
      • If an organization has yet to identify the specific participant(s), SPN will provide one-time-use discount codes that can be given to the future participant(s) for registration. 
      • The individual discount codes are valid for one year; the participant has 9 months to complete the certificate program once the account is activated. 
      • The organizational discount will be applied to the base price linked to the specific purchaser’s affiliation. For example:
        • Nurse manager who is an APGNN Member: $275/bundle 
        • Division Chief who is a NASPGHAN Member: $300/bundle
        • Organizational representative who is a Non-Member: $350/bundle 
    • The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) will work with your organization directly to apply this discount. Please contact SPN at for more information!



Financial support provided by Nutricia,  Nestle Nutrition Institute, and Abbott.









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