New NPD Certification Test Blueprint Correction - August 2021

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New NPD Certification Test Blueprint Correction

By Jenn Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN

Correction: In the July 2021 issue of TrendLines, it was noted that the new test content outline for the nursing professional development (NPD) certification examination goes into effect on November 30, 2022. The new test content outline goes into effect this year on November 30, 2021. 

As NPD certification preparation instructors do a deep dive into the new test content outline, we have noted that most of the changes involve moving already existing content to different domains, which should not affect the test taker. However, some changes in terminology have been made, and new content on situational awareness and virtual education has been added. 

While we anticipate that those who take the course before we change to the new test content outline will still be successful if they take the exam after November 30, 2021, we wanted to be transparent with our membership in letting them know that there would be changes. Click here for a more in-depth review of ANCC's information regarding the updated test content outline and to apply for the NPD certification exam.

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