HPNA0045-1: Secrets of Competency Testing: Writing Items for Hospice and Palliative Certification Exams - Session 1

Course Abstract:

Objectives

  1. Define unique terminology used when writing items/questions for certification exams.
  2. Identify the types of items/questions that can be used and when each is applicable for use.

Course Description:

"Secrets of Competency Testing: Writing Items for Hospice and Palliative Certification Exams - Session 1"

The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC), with expert assistance from Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) of Olathe, Kansas, offers a unique opportunity for health care professionals involved in the care of patients and families facing life limiting illnesses (APRN, RN, Pediatric RN, LP/VN, NA, Administrator, and Perinatal Loss Care Professional) to make a direct contribution to developing the certification examinations. Individuals who have a strong knowledge base in hospice and palliative care are welcome. Expertise in item writing or test development is not required.

The workshop is offered as a 3 part course; the first 2 parts must be done online, the 3rd and last part is a live webinar. After completing the first 2 courses online, including post-test and evaluation, submit the IWW Application including at least one item, at HPCC Item Writer Workshop page for the third part.

Choose one of three dates for the live webinar:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018- 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Target Audience: Registered Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Participants requesting Nursing Contact Hours:
Upon completion of the 3rd live session, you will receive a certificate for 3.5 Contact Hours.

Nursing Assistant Participants:
Upon completion of the 3rd live session, you will receive a certificate for 3.5 Participation Hours.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate, you must read/listen to the content online, pass the post test with an 80% or better, and complete the online evaluation form.

It is HPNA's practice to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. In compliance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, we require that faculty disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests over the past 12 months.

No planning committee member or the presenter has indicated a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

This activity was developed by HPCC without support from any commercial interest.

The planning committee members and speaker disclose information related to conflict of interest verbally or/and on the slide presentation.

If you have any questions about the HPNA E-Learning process or the Item Writer courses, send an e-mail to nancylynnb@hpna.org or kathyk@gohpcc.org.

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**Upon successful completion of these courses your certificate of completion is immediately available for you to print AND we electronically transfer your completion information to the State Education Department daily at 4:00PM EST. There is no need for you to mail your certificate; we do it for you electronically!