Certification, CE, Orientation & NCLEX Prep

Prepare to pass the CPEN Exam!

Welcome to the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nursing (CPEN) Review Resource Center, your online guide to preparing for the CPEN Exam. Here you will find access to a variety of resources to help you as you prepare to take the CPEN Exam.

Course available in 2 formats:

Onsite Course Overview:

The CPEN Review Course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of pediatric emergency nursing based on the CPEN exam content outline. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Review and discuss pediatric emergency nursing certification exam content based on the CPEN exam content outline.
  • Attain information to support and enhance pediatric emergency nursing practice.

Course Outline:

  • Exam Overview and Test Taking Techniques
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
  • Triage
  • Legal and Professional Issues
  • Pain
  • Procedural Sedation
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary/Reproductive/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Maxillofacial, Eye, and ENT Considerations
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Sepsis and Anaphylaxis
  • Neonatal Considerations
  • Behavioral Emergencies/Psychiatric Considerations
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Toxicology
  • Communicable Disease
  • Trauma

About the course instructors:

Stacia Ghafoori, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

Stacia_GhafooriStacia is a dedicated educator who is passionate about preparing emergency nurses for the CEN and CPEN Exams. She has a wide expanse of experience throughout her career in critical care and emergency nursing for both adult and pediatric populations and has had the privilege of working in the roles of staff nurse, leadership, and emergency nursing education. Stacia has been nationally recognized for her quality improvement and evidence-based practice work and is passionate about providing the best possible care to her patients and families. She also currently serves as an instructor for basic and advanced life support courses for both children and adults. She is an authority on the CPEN Exam and review process and presents this 1-day CPEN Review Course onsite at hospitals across the country.

About Contact Hours:

Nurse Builders is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nurse Builders is a CA CE Provider #15118.
Nurse Builders is a CE Provider # 50-9679 for: AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, ND, NM, SC, WV.


1 Day Course Times:
8:00am – 4:30pm
Contact Hours: 7


Live Video Streaming




Locations with green links are open for public registration



October 18, 2022
Dartmouth Health – Hanover, New Hampshire

July 23, 2021
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
LIVE streaming video
8am-4pm CST

May 21, 2021
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
LIVE streaming video
8am-5pm EST

October 2, 2020
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

July 24, 2020
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
LIVE streaming video
Employees Only

March 13, 2020
Boston Children’s Hospital
Waltham, MA.

January 31, 2020
Children’s Hospital
Washington, D.C.

August 30, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

July 29 & 30, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Children’s Hospital New Orleans

July 8, 2019
Austin, TX
St. David’s Healthcare

June 29, 2018
Washington, DC
Children’s National Health System

July 27, 2018
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Employees Only

April 27, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Children’s Hospital of Minnesota
Children’s Hospital of MN
Employees Only

April 6, 2018
Miami, FL
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

March 30, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

July 14, 2017
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Employees Only

November 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
St Christopher’s Hospital for Children

September 9, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

March 11, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

February 26, 2016
Tampa, FL
St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

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