Nursing Professional Development Advanced-Board Certified
The Nursing Professional Development Advanced – Board Certified (NPDA-BC) is a certification program that acknowledges the professional achievement of a nursing professional development specialist who fulfills all NPD roles and responsibilities while demonstrating adherence to professional practice and performance standards.
NPDA-BC Portfolio Overview
The NPDA-BC Professional Portfolio is a peer-reviewed mechanism for demonstrating advanced levels of knowledge and skills in nursing professional development. Activities in the portfolio go beyond routine, entry-level practice and challenge applicants to contribute to the art and science of nursing at an advanced level.
Each portfolio should contain three exemplars and three responsibility activity tables utilizing a unique project or activity for each submission:
•Three exemplars demonstrating advanced NPD practice within the past five years. Each exemplar must cover one of the six NPD responsibilities.
•Three responsibility activity tables providing evidence demonstrating advanced NPD practice in each of the responsibilities not covered in the required exemplars.
Check Your NPDA-BC Eligibility
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NPDA-BC Application Process
Confirm your eligibility.
Upon approval, you will receive an enrollment email for your NPDA-BC Portfolio Assessment course.
After you submit all your portfolio documents in your classroom, your portfolio will be scored by two peer reviewers.
NPDA-BC Credential Fee
The NPDA-BC certification by portfolio fee is $375.
There is a $40 discount is available for those who hold an active CCI credential outside of NPDA-BC. Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be utilized per transaction.
NPDA-BC Candidate Timeline Tip Sheet
This tip sheet provides a suggested timeline to help candidates meet the requirements within the one-year timeframe.
The complete guide on the NPDA-BC credential.
CCI Staff Support
CCI's nursing staff is available to answer questions about eligibility or the portfolio process.