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
Please be aware that SPN has recently updated their platform and is working to move over all certificates of completion and ensure module access, if appropriate. If you do not see your certificate or have lost module access, please reach out to SPN directly at info@pedsnurses.org


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


Individuals who complete this certificate program will hold a Certificate in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Nursing. This is NOT a certification. 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