Does anyone know if there is a book that one can purchase and study for the Hospice Certification Exam. Like the N-Clex books tha
one uses to study for the RN boards
I would be insterested in purchasing one
Nov 23, '03
I have the handbook, but I don't have the study guide. Please let me know if you find out how to get one! THank you
Nov 24, '03
I've noticed several nurses (RN's ) are planning on taking the CHPN exam, and wondered if any would be interested in an on-line study group?
The only cost would be for the study manual, which is available at HPNA's site.
The tests are given the third Friday in March and Sept., so the next test isn't that far off.
It could be fun!
Nov 25, '03
saribeth: So am I...I'm taking mine in Philly, too!
Nov 28, '03
What a coincidence...that is great...wonder if anyone else will be interested in an on line study group???? I dug out my book today and wow it is so much to learn although we do it all the time and know it so well...our hospice is small only about 20 pts...thourgh the VNA...tell me about your program...I am also starting a volunteer training session in January...our volunteers are in very short supply...take care...did you have a good Thanksgiving? Janie
Nov 28, '03
Janie: I'm the clinical director of a brand new hospice program in my area (the actual program isn't new...it's in about 12 states and has 45 branches, it's just new to my area).
There is a lot of competition in my area when it comes to hospice; there are 6 different programs in my county.
We just started taking patients the end of last month, so right now there are only 3 patients, but I'm sure that will change with time and as we become more well known.
I'm trying to think of how we could do an online study group. No one else has indicated being interested in participating, so maybe we could do it through PM's.
Will this be the first time you've taken the certification exam? I took it 5y ago. It was difficult, I do remember that. You do have to know your equianalgesic conversions, and there were a lot of psychosocial questions.
It would be great if we could meet up while in Philly; as we get closer to the exam date, I'd be glad to give you info about where I'm staying, etc. if you would want to meet for dinner (too bad Bookbinders closed...I had dinner there when I took the cert exam last time).
Let me know what you want to do about studying!
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