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

  • 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 info@pedsnurses.org for more information!

 

 

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

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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