Certificate Program Overview

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 intended for pediatric nurses, nurse practitioner, and physician assistants, but is also customizable to fit the educational goals  psychologists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Thirteen learning modules available, focusing on a wide range of Pediatric GI topics
  • Completion of the program (all 13 modules) will award the participant a "Certificate in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Nursing"
  • 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


Module Topics Available

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergic Conditions of the GI Tract
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction
  • Enteral Tubes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Introduction to Liver Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity & 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 with requirement to pass all post-tests with at least 80%. 
  • 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


After completion of the Certificate program, any participant with a complaint or concern about the integrity or quality of this program can contact us here