CHPN Practice Test

Health care professionals working in hospice and palliative care settings can obtain certification that designates them as having the skills, abilities, and experience needed to provide quality care in this specialty practice. The CHPN® (Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse) examination and certification was developed by the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC). The HPCC has contracted with PSI Services to assist in developing, administering, and scoring of the computer-based CHPN® exam. An appointment to take the CHPN® exam at one of the PSI test centers in various locations throughout the United States is scheduled by first submitting an application. Candidates applying for initial certification must submit transcripts along with their application. Candidates must currently have an unrestricted active registered nurse license to be eligible to sit for the CHPN® exam. The second requirement to apply for CHPN® certification is a minimum of 500 hours of hospice and palliative nursing in the last 12 months or at least 1,000 hours within the last 24 months.



CHPN Practice Test


On test day, all candidates will have the opportunity to take a practice exam on the computer before beginning the timed CHPN® exam. When you are comfortable with the practice test format, you can begin the timed exam. During the 3 hour timed exam, the lower right portion of the screen will show the test time remaining. If you prefer, the timer can be turned off during the exam. If the test time allowed is exceeded, the test will terminate automatically. The CHPN® certification exam is set up in a linear format so each candidate will answer the same number of questions and those questions do not become more difficult based on answers to previous questions. If you are unsure of the correct answer to a particular question, you can bookmark it and return to it later during the test time. The CHPN® exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions. Each test includes 15 trial questions which are not included in the test score. The 135 scored questions are equally weighted for scoring. Each question will have four possible responses.


The type of questions on the CHPN® exam fall into three categories: recall, application, and analysis. Recall questions account for 22% of the questions and evaluates the candidate’s ability to recall specific information. Application questions account for 60% of the test questions and evaluate the candidate’s ability to understand and apply knowledge in order to answer the question correctly. Analysis questions account for 18% of the test questions and evaluate the ability to analyze and evaluate information to determine appropriate solutions to a given situation. Upon completion of the exam, you will complete a brief evaluation and then receive your test results from the test proctor. Each candidate will receive a “pass” or “fail”. If a passing score is received, the candidate will be awarded the Certified Hospice and Palliative (CHPN®) credential. The world’s #1 test preparation company, Mometrix, has developed the CHPN Exam Secrets Study Guide and the CHPN Exam Flashcard Study System to assist you in this endeavor.


CHPN Exam Practice Test

CHPN Exam Practice Test

CHPN Test Outline

The HPCC provides a Detailed Content Outline that specifies 5 domains of content that is included on the CHPN® exam.


The first domain of content is Patient Care: Life-Limiting Conditions in Adult Patients (18%). The questions in this domain require the candidate to identify and provide a proper response to indicators of imminent death and to identify complications and treatments related to various disorders such as neurological, pulmonary, oncologic, and cardiac disorders.


The second domain of content is Patient Care: Pain Management (22%). These questions evaluate the candidate’s ability to perform pain assessments, identify appropriate medications and dosages, identify non-pharmacologic interventions, and recognize and respond to possible complications.


The third domain of content is Patient Care: Symptom Management (24%). The questions in this domain require the candidate to apply the nursing process to various symptoms and conditions such as neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, skin and mucous membrane, nutritional and metabolic, immune/lymphatic system, mental status changes, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual issues.


The fourth domain of content is Patient and Family Care, Education, and Advocacy (24%). Topics in this domain include assisting the patient and their family in establishing an end-of-life care plan, compassionately explaining expected outcomes, communicating the various resources available to the patient and family, providing emotional support and education in dealing with grief and loss, and being an advocate for the patient and the family as needed.


The final domain of content is Practice Issues (12%). Practice issues include topics such as coordination of patient care with other health care providers, collaborating with all care providers including medical personnel and family members, identification of services needed, incorporation of national hospice and palliative standards and guidelines into patient care, education of health care providers, and professional development.


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