Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse (CPDN)

Examination Content

The BONENT Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse examination measures nursing proficiency in certain skills, tasks and general areas of knowledge. The examination tests the following four major domains of practice and tasks performed in the scope of peritoneal dialysis nursing.

  • Nursing Process 60%
  • Administration 10%
  • Education 20%
  • Professional Development 10%

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The examination has a three-hour time limit and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Nephrology nurses may receive certification in either or both hemo and peritoneal dialysis.


For detailed information about exam eligibility, click here.

CPDN Study Guide (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)


A Paper & Pencil Exam (PPE) Exam Schedule


A Computer Based Testing (CBT) Exam Schedule