Take this free CHPN practice test to get a sample of the types of questions on the actual Hospice and Palliative Nurse certification exam.
The CHPN exam is a 3 hour exam covering 150 multiple choice questions. The CHPN exam focuses on five domain practice areas: Life-limiting Conditions in Adult Patients, Pain Management, Symptom Management, Patient and Family Care and Practical Issues.
, is an associate professor of nursing at Linfield College and on staff at the Providence Hospice in Oregon, where she works in long term care facilities, as well as in hospital and home settings. Melissa has been a CHPN for over thirteen years. She is widely published on the subject of distance learning and earned her doctorate in nursing education from Capella University.
Laurl Matey, MSN, RN, CHPN
, is an Oncology Nursing Specialist with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in the College of Nursing and Healthcare. She is a peer content reviewer for the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and for the Asian Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing. Laurl earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mary Spicketts, RN, CHPN, MSN
, is the Director of Education and Research at the Hospice of Michigan. She has been a CHPN and CHPPN for over 10 years. Mary has helped develop MSN level course curriculum for Western Governors University and has participated in two exam writing workshops with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
Sue Montgomery, RN, CHPN
, is a registered nurse and professional medical writer with over 28 years of nursing experience. She worked for 14 years as a CHPN at one of the nation's largest hospices in Florida. Sue has been published in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s national magazine, Insights.
The actual CHPN exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions over seven domains of practice for the care of adult patients and families.
Patient Care: Assessment and Planning
Patient Care: Pain Management
Patient Care: Symptom Management
Support, Education and Advocacy
Only 135 questions are scored. Fifteen of the questions are trial items being considered for future exams. Three hours are given to complete the exam.