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Nursing Certification Review Course logo

Nurses who achieve and maintain professional certifications validate their professional knowledge and commitment to improving patient healthcare standards.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development (NEPD) is pleased to host Certification Exam Review Courses to help you take your nursing career to the next level. These certification review courses are open to any nurse regardless of hospital affiliation.

Are you ready to take your certification exam? Vanderbilt University Medical Center registered nurses that meet criteria are eligible to receive a hospital code that will serve as payment of the certification exam fee for ANCC Nursing Certification Exams. For more information about eligibility and to view the official policy, please visit our ANCC Success Pays site.

Please follow your departmental policies regarding hourly compensation for these opportunities. If you have specific questions about compensation for class time, please contact your supervisor.

If you are visiting this site and don't see the certification course you are hoping to take listed below, please complete fill in the interest form that follows. We are constantly seeking input from VUMC nursing staff as we determine which courses to offer.

Certification Review Course
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Your Name and Workplace at VUMC:
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UPCOMING CERTIFICATION REVIEW COURSES (click on each title for details)

Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
Wednesday/Thursday, September 20-21, 2017

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (online)
*ongoing registration and online modules through October 31, 2017

Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) Certification Review Course
Friday, January 19, 2018

Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Review Course
Wednesday/Thursday, January 24-25, 2018

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review
February 22-23, 2018

Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Certification Review Course (Pediatric CCRN)
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) Review Course
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Neonatal Critical Care RN Certification Review Course (Neonatal CCRN)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018


Registration for Vanderbilt employees can be completed in LMS
Registration for non-Vanderbilt employees can be completed in Eventbrite

Contact Hour(s)

All review courses are Contact Hour opportunities


Vanderbilt nurses attend these courses for free
Non-Vanderbilt attendees are charged a fee to attend

Inclement Weather Policy

Nursing Education and Professional Development's Inclement Weather Policy applies



Susan Bosworth, MSN, RN-BC, FNP
Nursing Education Specialist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nursing Education and Professional Development

p: 615.875.4865

Wendy Lynne B. Carris
Associate Program Manager
Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hopsital at Vanderbilt
Nursing Education and Professional Development

p: 615.936.5547