Get involved, like Charolette Jones, RN, BSN, CPN who serves as a CPN Champion at Children's of Alabama

Based on the executive order issued 3/23/2020 by the Governor of Maryland, PNCB’s physical office is closed. Staff are working remotely to continue to serve candidates, certificants, and employers. Please use email addresses listed here to contact us, and thank you for understanding that there may be some delay in our response. All online systems including certificant portals and the CE / Pediatric Updates marketplace are still available 24/7. Please check back frequently for updates here.

Let PNCB know you're interested in future opportunities for pilot testing, focus groups, or item writing here!

Volunteer with PNCB

More than 500 certified pediatric nursing professionals volunteer their time, expertise, and enthusiasm for our programs!

See current and future opportunities to get involved below. Check back often and watch your inbox for volunteer calls or share your interest in volunteering in this brief online form. Volunteers are valued at PNCB!

Become a CPN Champion

Apply Now! Are you a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) who encourages colleagues to seek certification? Apply to become a CPN Champion and receive special gear, materials, and a recertification benefit.

For more information, see the Fact Sheet. For questions about this program, email volunteer@pncb.org. Ready to apply? Submit your application.

Is a Champion already at your workplace? Send us a message to find out. Large employers (500+ eligible RNs) can have a maximum of 5 Champions on staff.

2018 CPN Champion Annual Report
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External Item Writing

There is no call-for-applications currently: PNCB periodically seek volunteers for item (question) writing for the CPN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC, or PMHS exams. Selected applicants receive item writing mentoring, a workshop, and materials to support their tasks. Learn more here and please check back for future opportunities.

Exam & Module Volunteer Role Descriptions

A variety of volunteers support PNCB services. Learn more about tasks, time commitment, expertise level, and benefits for each type of volunteer below. Then when we post opportunities here, you’ll know what’s involved and can apply.

Current Committees 

Our Board of Directors appoints pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatricians, pharmacologists, and pediatric nursing experts to serve on various committees that support PNCB programs. Committee portal log-in coming soon.

  • Exam Committees: CPN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC, PMHS
  • Form Review Committees: CPN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC, PMHS
  • Pediatric Updates Committees: Acute Care, Pharmacology, Primary Care
  • Standard Setting Committees: CPN, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC, PMHS

Pilot Testing

On-going: We occasionally need PNCB-certified volunteers to pilot test surveys and modules on a variety of topics. This feedback helps us put the final polish on projects before sharing them with a larger audience. To be added to our pool of available pilot testers, email volunteer@pncb.org.

The Institute of Pediatric Nursing

The Institute of Pediatric Nursing (IPN) is a standing committee of the PNCB that leverages collective expertise to optimize the health and well-being of children and families. Its mission is to promote a unified voice for pediatric nursing.The IPN offers these resources and efforts to support your specialty:

Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Clayton Collins, CPN Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston Galveston, TX
Leticia Cole, CPNP-PC, CPN Sniffles & Giggles Waxahachie, TX
Renee Flippo, CPNP-PC Louise Herrington School of Nursing | Baylor University Dallas, TX
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