NP Review & Clinical Update Jackson, Mississippi

May 6-7, 2024 | Jackson, Mississippi | University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

Monday, 8 a.m. - Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.

Jackson, Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

2500 North State Street

Lecture Hall - first floor of School of Nursing building

Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601.984.6210

2024 Live Review and Clinical Update

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

The 2024 APEA Live 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


Lunch options will be available for purchase in the hospital next door. Cafeteria options include ChickFilA and Subway.


Parking for the event is available in the stadium parking lot accross the street. A free shuttle will run every 15 mins. Use the Blue Line Shuttle. Any cars parked on campus in lots or in parking garages may be subject to a ticket and/or tow.

2024 RC AGPCNP Agenda | Click To View Schedule
2024 RC FNP Agenda | Click To View Schedule

Kathy Baldridge
Kathy Baldridge

Kathy Baldridge is a family nurse practitioner with clinical experience in multiple settings, including primary care and neurology. She is the Lead Nurse Practitioner Education Specialist for APEA (an ATI brand) and teaches the APEA Review Course & Clinical Update for FNPs and AGPCNPs. She is a frequent invited speaker at state and national continuing education events and NP conferences. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Baldridge provides psychometric expertise for APEA assessments and question banks. She is the author of Billing and Coding in the Outpatient Clinical Setting (APEA, 2022) and a contributing author in the 3rd and 4th editions of Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care (APEA, 2017, 2020). She is the editor of the 5th edition of Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care, scheduled for publication in late 2024. Dr. Baldridge is in clinical practice at Christus Community Clinic in Alexandria, LA, where she provides internal medicine and women’s health services. In addition to teaching and patient care, Dr. Baldridge is passionate about professional advocacy. She served three terms as president of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and shares her deep knowledge of health policy and advocacy with nurses at all levels of practice. Dr. Baldridge is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a recipient of the AANP State Award for Excellence.

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.

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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