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* Members of the NBCHPN(R) Board of Directors and members of the Awards Subcommittee are ineligible to receive these awards.


* All nominations (for both CHPN(R) and CHPNA of the Year) are reviewed, and the recipient is selected by the Awards Subcommittee of the NBCHPN(R).


* Recipients are responsible for travel costs and related expenses.




* Completion of Nomination Form (download from Web site at or call the National Office at 412-787-1057).


* Documentation of how nominee meets criteria for this award and further elaboration on the individual's qualifications for this award (eg, relevant employment, involvement in special initiatives related to end-of-life nursing care). This documentation should be no longer than 2 pages (8 x 11)


* Up to two (2) letters of support from others in the field who can provide validation of nominee's contribution to end-of-life nursing.


All materials must be received in the National Office by November 30, 2004. Faxed or e-mailed materials will not be accepted.


Mail completed materials to:


NBCHPN(R) Awards Subcommittee


National Office


Penn Center West One


Suite 229


Pittsburgh, PA 15276


NBCHPN(R) Hosts Fourth Annual Certification Recognition Event

NBCHPN(R) will host its Fourth Annual Certification Recognition Event on Saturday, January 22, 2005, from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA. When registering for the Annual Assembly, please indicate your credentials. Reservations will be required to attend this event.


Certification Tackettes

Are now available for purchase from the National Office.


All Tackettes are 10 kt gold filled for a cost of $27.50 each APRN BC-PCM Tackette


CHPN(R) Tackette


CHPLN Tackette


CHPNA Tackette


To order, please visit the Web site at or call the National Office at 412-787-1057.


Written Examination Information for RNs, LP/VNs, and NAs

A candidate handbook and application can be obtained by downloading it from our Web site at or by contacting the testing company:

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Applied Measurement Professionals


8310 Nieman Rd


Lenexa, KS 66214