A Shot in the Arm

This nurse is helping her hospital’s nursing staff advance their careers by hosting a CPNE testing site.

Facilities interested in becoming a CPNE testing site must be an acute care hospital with a minimum of 100 beds and an inpatient pediatric population.

The Excelsior College competency based model, along with the performance examination is very different from what other nursing schools do. Click here to view a summary of the examination. This will give an overarching idea of what the exam is like and how it is different than a traditional clinical rotation.

There is no formal application process for becoming a CPNE test site. All those interested, contact:

Jennifer M Cole, M.A., M.PP
Director of CPNE Operations
Excelsior College
School of Nursing
518-608-8275
jcole@excelsior.edu