Preparing for your certification exam

The Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPLN®) exam from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) is designed for hospice and palliative pediatric registered nurses. HPNA offers several educational resources to help you prepare for your upcoming CHPLN® exam.

HPCC is not able to conduct or recommend specific exam preparation materials. The use of HPNA exam preparation materials does not imply successful performance on HPCC certification exams. The use of HPNA exam preparation materials does not give an advantage over candidates who do not choose to use them.

CHPLN Interactive Review Course

This self-paced interactive review course includes seven modules with interactive case studies and knowledge checks. Interactions are designed to be engaging and provide feedback that reinforces underlying content. You are then invited to problem solve, which demands use of critical thinking skills moving beyond recall of knowledge to analysis, evaluation, and application. This conceptual learning experience enables you to develop a real understanding of the subject matter, which leads to greater levels of confidence and therefore greater levels of engagement. Each module has its own objectives and slide presentation with accompanying audio.


  • Patient care in end-stage disease process
  • Pain and comfort management
  • Symptom management
  • Treatments and Procedures
  • Care of the patient, family, and other caregivers
  • Patient and family education and advocacy
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative practice issues

After purchase, this course is available to you for 90 days. You will receive an email with a link to gain access to the course within three business days of purchase.

Cost: $100 for HPNA members; $200 for non-members

Continuing Education: 6.75 NCPD hours

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CHPLN Practice Exam

This 50-question practice exam is a study tool for you to see sample CHPLN® test questions, receive rationale for correct and incorrect answers, and review results online.

Cost: $30 for HPNA members; $40 for non-members

After purchase, this course is available to you for 90 days.

Not eligible for continuing education credit.

This is a virtual activity, available through HPNA University.

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Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative LPVN

Core Curriculum for the Pediatric Hospice & Palliative LPVN, 3rd Edition, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-934654-08-8

The Core Curriculum is an essential tool for LPN/LVNs as it offers information in all aspects of hospice and palliative licensed/vocational nursing.

This publication includes sections on end-of-life, patterns of disease progression, pain and comfort management, symptom management, treatments and procedures, care and education of the patient and family, and cultural considerations.

Cost: $110 for HPNA members; $133 for non-members

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