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Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) Exam Review

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A Study Guide with Review Questions


  • Patricia Moyle Wright PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC

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The first study guide for the CHPN® certification exam!

This must-have study guide for nurses seeking to obtain Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®) status provides state-of-the-art information about all aspects of this specialty. It features 300 carefully selected Q&As that offer a detailed rationale for each question, along with tips and strategies to promote exam mastery and frequently asked questions about the exam. Additional questions are arranged in chapters mirroring the exam blueprint and the number of questions for each category correlates with the exam matrix. Case-based scenarios embodied within the questions facilitate the application of knowledge in a problem-solving format. A complete practice exam is included as well.

Brief topical reviews address hospice and palliative care nursing practice in all of its dimensions, including physical, spiritual, and psychosocial. The resource highlights information that forms the basis of end-of-life care, such as communication and family-centered care. Additionally, high-level skills used by hospice and palliative care nurses, such as drug and dosage conversion and the use of infusion therapy, are covered as well.

Key Features:

  • Delivers the first study guide for hospice and palliative nurses seeking CHPN® certification
  • Provides concise, up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of the specialty
  • Includes information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and tips and strategies for exam mastery
  • Includes practice questions and answers following each chapter
  • Provides a final comprehensive practice exam that offers 300 Q&As with detailed answer rationales that mirror the exam format
  • Presents case-based scenarios within the questions that facilitate the application of knowledge

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 28, 2019
  • Page Count 275
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119698
  • EISBN 9780826119742

About The Author(s) 

Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, CNS, CHPN, CNE, has worked in hospice and palliative care for more than 20 years, beginning as a nursing assistant, later as a registered nurse, and now as a family nurse practitioner. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a PhD in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wright is a board-certified adult health clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner. She is also a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) and a certified nurse educator (CNE).

Dr. Wright is an associate professor in the department of nursing at The University of Scranton. She teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate courses, including a course on end-of-life care. Dr. Wright has published numerous articles and book chapters on end-of-life issues, including grief and bereavement. Her most recent work is a coedited book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Publishing), winner of an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.