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Perinatal Orientation and Education Program, Third Edition, (POEP) Frequently Asked Questions
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Q1. What is POEP3?

A clinical program with continuing nursing education (CNE) designed to provide up-to-date, evidence-based education to perinatal nurses. It is a set of 10 CD-ROMs, each containing a presentation of select content and supporting documents that serve as the didactic component of a comprehensive perinatal nursing orientation program. The program is enhanced through high quality images and video clips.

Q2. When does the CNE expire for POEP3? 

The CNE expire on December 31, 2017. After this date, the testing site will not be available and nurses will not be able to receive CNE for completing the education. Any AWHONN CNE extensions may be found at this link: 

Q3. My hospital recently purchased the Perinatal Orientation and Education Program and would like to assign our nurses to complete the online training. How do we proceed?

AWHONN will send the purchasing contact a Master Access Code email with next step instructions. The email will detail how the nurse administrator should setup an account and contact Above Training, Inc., who manages the access codes/vouchers, online pre- and posttest/reports and CNE certificate.

*NOTE* It is possible that the Master Access Code email may be sent to the hospital purchasing department if their email was listed on the POEP3 order form. If the purchaser does not receive the email within 7 working days from receipt of payment please contact AWHONN Customer Service.

Q4. What is the contact information for Above Training?

Web:; Email:; Phone: (801) 494-1745; Fax: 801-226-4315


Q5. Can POEP3 be used at more than one facility in a hospital system?

Yes. Please contact Mitty Songer for more information.


Q6. Our hospital ordered POEP3 and has used all 50 seats. We seek to purchase additional seats. How do we proceed?

Please use this order form to order additional POEP3 seats from Above Training.  For additional questions, please contact Mitty Songer.


Q7. When will POEP4 be released?

POEP4 will be released in 2017. The exact date is not certain at this time.


Q8. Where do I send feedback about POEP3?

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Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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