Thank you! Thank you for wanting to learn more, and for choosing PNCB as your certification board! We hope you find this presentation helpful. For feedback on how we can improve this resource, contact email@example.com. Why Recertify? Why Recertify? Every certification board must show evidence to their accrediting authority that certificants are engaged in activities that keep their expertise current. All nursing certification boards require this renewal or recertification process in order for you to maintain the credential for which you tested. For some CPNs, there are financial benefits from employers, plus CPNs often renew for personal reasons. For most CPNPs, state boards need proof of renewed certification for authority to practice. The Basics Each year: Document 15 contact hours of CE or other PNCB approved activity During each 7-year Recert Tracking Cycle: Complete required PNCB Pediatric Updates modules (formerly called SAEs) Tip! These PNCB modules substitute for contact hours when you apply them to your Recert enrollment. The Big Picture Tip! Click here to download examples of 7-year cycles and a worksheet to help you plan. When is it? Annual online enrollment for everyone From October 1 to December 31 What if I just tested? Check the expiration date on your online wallet card. You will need to enroll in Recert between October 1 and December 31 in the year prior to this expiration date and annually thereafter. When you recertify is not based on your exam month. Will I be reminded? Yes! By a fun postcard in late September, plus emails, e-news, and on Facebook. Why annual? Keeps costs manageable Instead of payment covering a renewal span of 3-5 years, this cost is broken up into smaller chunks. Easier recordkeeping Instead of gathering CE certificates, etc. for a 3-5 year renewal period, you only go back 12-24 months. (12 months for clinical practice documentation). Why annual? Helps PNCB keep in touch About 14% of the U.S. population moves every year. People change emails addresses more often than mailing addresses. An up-to-date database saves staff time and re-mailing costs. How do I get ready? Understand the open enrollment time period October 1 through December 31 each year Newly certified? Check your online wallet card at www.pncb.org. You will need to enroll in Recert between October 1 and December 31 in the year prior to this expiration date and annually thereafter. Why so early? If my wallet card doesn’t expire until 2/28 of the following year, why do I recertify before that date? With over 30,000 certificants, PNCB staff need time to… Give personal guidance when needed Send CPNP verifications to state boards of nursing Manage special issues How else can I get ready? Think about what you plan to document Get familiar with PNCB options to understand the full range of your choices. Review what CE or other activities you’ve completed. Check amounts, when you earned it, and if it meets PNCB’s flexible requirements. And those modules I’ve heard about? Plan ahead If you need or want to complete a PNCB Pediatric Updates (formerly SAE) module for an upcoming enrollment, don’t wait too long to get started: Must be completed successfully before it can be applied as a recert option. Allow 2 weeks for CE to load into your record in order to apply it during your online enrollment application. We’re working on making this faster! Tip! You don’t have to complete a PNCB Pediatric Updates module your first year of Recert. You decide when to complete these required PNCB modules during each 7-year Recert cycle. It’s a common misconception that you have to complete a module your first year of Recert. Spread the word! What is the 7-year cycle? The 7-year Recert tracking cycle is your timeline for completing PNCB Pediatric Updates requirements. Gives CPNs and CPNPs a reasonable amount of time to fit these into your busy schedule. It’s a misconception that this means Recert is every 7 years, or that you have to re-take the formal board exam at the end of every 7-year cycle. PNCB does not offer re-testing as a Recert option. Spread the word! What exactly do I do? Between October 1 and December 31, you will visit www.pncb.org and… Complete a short online application where you: 1. Select a recert option 2. Tell PNCB some details about that option to document how you stayed current 3. If applying a completed Pediatric Updates module, you’ll tell us to count it for your Recert 4. Update your contact, license, and employment info 5. Pay any fee associated with your selected option Tip! You do not pay a second time when applying a previously purchased PNCB Pediatric Updates module to your Recert enrollment. Our database will already know you paid for it. What are my options? Options include Document 15 actual contact hours from an accredited source. Document 10 contact hours combined with 1 Professional Practice Learning (PPL) activity. Document academic credit in combination with 1 PPL or 5 contact hours. CPNPs can document academic credit with 1 Pediatric Updates module. Apply your required PNCB Pediatric Updates modules. Record Review Year Available once every 7 years Use this when you didn’t have a chance to earn CE, or if a major life event has occurred. You will still come the PNCB website, update your info, and pay a nominal fee. Your certification is still in good standing using this option. If you wait until the end of your current 7-year cycle to use it, your PNCB Pediatric Updates module requirements will still need to be met first. Some people are hesitant to use this option, but there’s no issue with using it. CPNP verifications are still sent to state boards as usual. Some people like to wait until the end of their cycle and use it “just because.” Do I have do to all options? No, the choice is yours, except you’ll need to complete required Pediatric Updates during your 7-year Recert tracking cycle. Many options = Maximum Flexibility Recognizes what you’re already doing Mythbuster: You do not have to do all available options in one year. You do not have to do all available options in 7 years. Example: Some CPNs and CPNPs only choose to document contact hours every year, except for when they document required Pediatric Updates. That’s perfectly fine! Contact Hours The most common Recert choice! Hours must be: Completed within 24 months prior to your Recert enrollment. Awarded by our approved list of common accrediting agencies (e.g., ANCC, NAPNAP, AMA, state boards of nursing and many more). Relevant to practice for your certification type. Need CE? Links to free CE are listed on the PNCB website. PNCB offers free CE modules online in small increments. Medscape is a great resource: http://www.medscape.org/nurses Nurse.com offers some free CE too: http://ce.nurse.com/FreeCE.aspx Advance offers low cost and free CE: RNs: http://nursing.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Main.aspx NPs: http://nurse-practitioners-and-physicianassistants.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Main.aspx Healio/SLACK Publications offers CME for NPs, usually at a cost: http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/education-lab More Resources CPNPs receive free print subscriptions to SLACK’s Pediatric Annals, which offers access to Healio online CME. CPNs and CPNPs can sign up for free Advance publications. Visit My CPN Corner or My CPNP Corner at www.pncb.org. More about contact hours Contact hours from programs such as the American Heart Association's (AHA) or Emergency Nurses Association's (ENA) — PALS, Advanced Pediatric/Cardiac/Trauma Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, or the Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course (ENPC) — are applicable only when earned from the initial course/certification. Acute Care CPNPs cannot use PALS to meet Recert requirements as this was a requirement to sit for the exam. How do I document CE? You’ll answer a few simple questions online: Name of activity Accrediting organization Date of completion Number of contact hours Tip! The accrediting body is usually listed on the bottom of your CE certificate. Your hospital/employer may be the CE provider, but a bigger state or national organization is usually the accrediting agency. Do I send my paperwork? Not unless you’re selected for our random audit as required by our accreditor. Tip! You have the option to upload CE certificates, transcripts, and other supporting documentation in your personal archiving tool, My ReCErt Tracker. You can upload documents as you earn them any time of the year. Using My ReCErt Tracker is optional, but a unique benefit of being PNCB certified. Tip! If you apply a Pediatric Updates module, the contact hours you earned from it count toward your requirement of 15 contact hours annually. Example: A CPN plans to apply a Pediatric Updates for RNs module that awarded him 15 contact hours. He will not document 15 additional contact hours on top of that for his annual enrollment. Example: A CPNP plans to apply a Pediatric Updates module that awarded her 7.5 contact hours. She will only need to document the equivalent of 7.5 additional contact hours for a total of 15 for her enrollment. Or she may have completed 2 modules, which will count as the full 15 contact hours needed. Academic Credit Uses 1 semester or quarter hour in combination with another option to reach the required 15 contact hours per year. Awarded from an accredited institution Successfully completed Earned within 24 months prior to your online Recert enrollment application Relevant to pediatric nursing or nursing leadership Cannot be the same as reported in a previous year Cannot be academic credit earned from a PNP program attended to meet PNCB CPNP certification eligibility What is PPL? Short on accredited contact hours? Professional Practice Learning (PPL) will count for 5 contact hours toward your Recert enrollment. You can apply only 1 PPL per year. PPL categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Clinical practice Precepting Authoring articles, or textbook chapters Scholarly posters Academic or non-academic lectures Committee membership PPL: Clinical Practice Minimum of 200 hours completed in the past 12 months prior to Recert enrollment Completed while holding active licensure for the state/territory in which the hours were performed Tip! Clinical practice is direct, hands-on care for the pediatric population, paid or volunteer. It does not include management, supervision or education of other personnel or students to help achieve patient care goals. Is clinical practice required? No. PNCB understands that people take time off, have major life events, may not work full time, etc. But if you are working, and are short on accredited contact hours, you can use clinical practice as Professional Practice Learning. Clinical practice counts as 5 contact hours for your Recert enrollment. PPL: Precepting At least 80 hours completed in the past 24 months prior to Recert enrollment: Level-appropriate: CPNPs must precept graduate PNP or FNP students with a focus on mastery of pediatric clinical content; CPNs must precept RN-level students. Completed while holding active licensure for the state/territory in which the hours were performed. ✖ Does not include orientation. ✖ Preceptor hours cannot be used to meet clinical practice PPL. PPL: Authorship Peer-reviewed journal article or textbook contributions: Completed in the last 24 months prior to Recert enrollment Any page length May be co-authored Tip! An unpublished or published Doctoral dissertation/capstone project or Master's thesis completed in the last 24 months prior to Recert enrollment will also be accepted for this category. PPL: Scholarly Posters Created and presented in the last 24 months prior to Recert enrollment and: Selected for conference or hospital presentation Related to pediatric nursing or nursing practice PPL: Lecture Presentation Accomplished in the last 24 months prior to Recert enrollment Related to pediatric nursing or nursing leadership A specific lecture cannot be used more than once for PPL credit Non-academic Lectures If presented in a non-academic setting (e.g. conferences) At least one hour in length Sponsored by employer or a membership or an educational organization Awarded CE to attendees Included learning objectives and a reference list Included education materials created for public education or patient/family teaching Academic Lectures If presented in an academic setting… Awarded academic credit to students Does not include lectures of the same material or modification of the same material for presentations or lectures that are required as part of employment PPL: Committee Work Within the last 24 months prior to Recert enrollment and: State or national level as an officer or committee task force member Tip! PNCB committee members receive CE and discounted Recertification fees for volunteering and therefore cannot also apply PNCB committee activity to the Committee PPL option. Why so many choices? Flexibility Recognition for the ways CPNs and CPNPs… Keep current, Strengthen the profession, And help others grow their knowledge! What if I hold multiple PNCB certifications? CPN + CPNP Streamlined plan if you want to maintain both Will save you time and money 1 Recert enrollment application for both You will fulfill 1 Pediatric Updates for RNs per 7-year cycle CPNP-PC + CPNP-AC Streamlined plan to maintain both 60 contact hours’ worth of PNCB Pediatric Updates instead of 90 1 Recert enrollment application for both PNCB Pediatric Updates We invite you to see our in-depth Pediatric Updates Basic PowerPoint to learn about this required activity. Click here to see this resource. Questions? We’re here for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance so we can help.