Reply To: Establishing a CPHON Review Course

  • Lindsey Ward

    Member
    February 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    How many days/hours is your CPHON review course? 
    -2.5 days (Wednesday, Thursday, 1/2 of Friday)

    Do your sections simply mirror the test content outline?
    -Our sections mainly mirror the Foundations sections but we altered some based on the test content outline.

    Do you make it available to nurses outside your organization?
    -We did our first one last fall, so not yet…but plan to

    Do you only allow nurses with the certification to teach the sections?
    -Yes, all nurses that helped teach had to be CPHON certified nurses, but we also had specialty nurses, physicians, and our palliative care team teach. We provided the slides to the section teachers beforehand with instructions that they could add content, but not take any away. 

    Do you integrate questions into the sections, have a post-test, combination of these? And who creates the questions? This one is hard as they aren’t validated ONCC questions from a bank..but I’m still curious.
    -We had questions at the end of every section built into Kahoot quizzes. We had a planning committee who gathered questions from several different resources and study guides, and we also wrote some of our own. We used the content outline to help with this. We did not have a post test. 

    Always willing to answer questions or discuss  more, if needed!

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    Lindsey Ward, RN, BSN, CPHON
    Arkansas Children’s Hospital
    Clinical Educator
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-30-2019 11:41 AM
    From: Chris Donaghey
    Subject: Establishing a CPHON Review Course

    Hi friends,

    Any of you have experience in creating a review course from “scratch?”

    Scratch being in quotes because we’re looking at using the test content outline and the core curriculum to guide content…but the structure and such is where we’re green.

    The questions are below:

    How many days/hours is your CPHON review course?

    Do your sections simply mirror the test content outline?

    Do you make it available to nurses outside your organization?

    Do you only allow nurses with the certification to teach the sections?

    Do you integrate questions into the sections, have a post-test, combination of these? And who creates the questions? This one is hard as they aren’t validated ONCC questions from a bank..but I’m still curious.

    Thanks for any info you have!

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    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN
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