Certification: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)

One Penn Center West, Suite 229, Pittsburgh, PA 15276

The Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse certification provides a national standard of requisite knowledge thereby assisting the consumer, the employer, and members of the health profession in the elevation of the hospice and palliative nurse.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is considered in demand.