NP Review & Clinical Update Houston, Texas

April 25-26, 2024 | Houston, Texas | Houston Marriott Sugarland

Thursday, 8 a.m. - Friday, 6 p.m.


Houston Marriott Sugarland

16090 City Walk

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone: (281) 275-8400

2024 Live Review and Clinical Update

For Exam Prep, Continuing Education, or as a Clinical Refresher

The 2024 APEA Live Certification Review and Clinical Update presents essential primary care education for FNP and AGPCNP certification candidates and practicing NPs in a format that is engaging, efficient, and effective. Whether you are preparing for certification or seeking contact hours, this event delivers a five-star learning experience with consistent presenters who are known nationwide for their clinical expertise, their ability to convey complex concepts, and their mastery of public speaking. *Click the Speaker tab to see the presenters for this course.*

The 2024 course program features the following:

  • 2 days of live lectures encompassing content covered on the AANP and ANCC exams for family practice and adult-gerontology primary care practice
  • One view of the recorded version of the Live Course (must be completed within 30 days of the event)
  • For FNPs and FNP candidates, videotaped lectures on Care of Aging Adults for FNPs, Pediatrics, Pediatric Growth & Development, Pregnancy in Primary Care, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Professional Issues, Study Strategies, Practice question set 1 and set 2, Course evaluation and certificate; accessible after the course
  • For AGNPs and AGNP primary care candidates, videotaped lectures on Care of the Aging Adult, Pregnancy in Primary Care, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Professional Issues, Study Strategies, Practice Question set 1 and set 2 , Course evaluation and certificate; accessible after the course
  • Printed spiral-bound course manual with room for notes; provided at check in
  • Continental breakfast each morning
  • Snacks each afternoon

During APEA onsite events, the wearing of masks is optional. However, APEA strongly encourages attendees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks. Due the popularity of APEA courses, it is not possible to maintain a distance of 6 feet between attendees during an event.

Houston Marriott Sugarland

16090 City Walk

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone: (281) 275-8400

The Houston Marriott Sugarland is offering rooms to course attendees at a discounted rate of $165/night. To receive the discounted rate, click:

Book before March 24, 2024, to get the discounted rate.

Complimentary on and off-site parking,

Valet parking, fee: 25 USD daily.

Non-overnight daily valet is $10.

Hotel Cancellations will incur a fee if not cancelled prior to cancel date. Please see your reservation confirmation or call the hotel for details.

2024 RC AGPCNP Agenda | Click To View Schedule
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Lindsey Luther
Lindsey Luther

Lindsey Luther is a family nurse practitioner who teaches the APEA Review Course & Clinical Update for FNPs and AGPCNPs and develops content for APEA education programs. Dr. Luther is a certified nurse educator who was an assistant professor, associate professor and FNP Team Lead at Mount Carmel College of Nursing before joining APEA. While a faculty member, Dr. Luther was awarded a grant to learn innovating teaching strategies and published multiple articles in academic journals. Her past clinical experience includes perioperative practice in outpatient and inpatient settings, and her current clinical practice is in nutrition and weight loss treatment at Central Ohio Nutrition Center. She also serves as a programming consultant to the Institute for Trauma and Psychological Safety, providing expertise on trauma-informed healthcare and educational design. Dr. Luther is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Tara Bearden
Tara Bearden

Tara Bearden, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner who teaches the APEA Review & Clinical Update for primary care NPs. She practices at American Well Medical Group, a multistate telemedicine practice, with a focus on acute and urgent care presentations. Bearden’s NP practice experience encompasses community health and primary care settings, as well as telemedicine. She joined APEA’s faculty because she is passionate about helping new graduates transition into the nurse practitioner role. Bearden has been an invited guest speaker at nurse practitioner and healthcare provider conferences and is a guest lecturer for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center family nurse practitioner program.

Darci Portie
Darci Portie

Darci Portie, MSN, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner who teaches the APEA Live Review Course & Clinical Update for FNPs and AGPCNPs. She owns a headache treatment center and primary care practice in Lake Charles, La. Her past clinical experience includes 11 years at a physician-owned health system, where she established a smoking treatment center and opened the system’s first satellite primary care clinic staffed solely by a nurse practitioner. Portie is a longtime educator who precepts NP students, provides didactic and clinical education to LPN students, and is a member of the speaker bureau for AbbVie.

99% Pass Rate

Since 1997, students who have taken APEA's Live Review Course have received a passing score 99% of the time on their first attempt.

Live Course Guarantee

In the rare case you are not successful on the FNP or AGPCNP exam from AANP or ANCC, you can take an APEA review course again free of charge for up to 1 year from the original course date. The APEA Live Course Guarantee is simple to redeem. Just send an email to and include a copy of your score report. We will confirm that you completed the Live Course and its supplemental materials prior to testing. Next, let us know whether you would like to attend another live review course or would prefer to receive access to the video version instead. We look forward to seeing you at a live course soon!

FNP Review Course is approved for: 33.5 total contact hours (22.0 hours of pharmacology)
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AGNP Review Course is approved for: 28.5 total contact hours (20.0 hours of pharmacology)
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