Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 34.0; 640 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3809
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171

About the Program

The online Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program is directed toward preparing nurse practitioners who will take advanced nursing roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in the rapidly changing, evidence-driven health care environment. This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation to become a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the ANCC's Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and/or for the PNCB's Pediatric Primary Care Certification Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulations and evaluation. OCI visits occur as a part of the clinical portion of the program. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the On-Campus Intensives, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0
NURS 642PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
NURS 643PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care5.0
NURS 647PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting5.0
NURS 648PNP IV: Primary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits34.0

Additional Information

For more details, go to the Post-Masters Certificate page on the College of Nursing and Health Profession's website.

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