Post-Master's Certificate Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 44.0 credits; 1000 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: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1141
*The current plan of study for this program would only allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) for terms that are at least a minimum of 4.5 credits for graduate courses and 6.0 credits for undergraduate courses. This is based on current regulations from the U.S. Department of Education.
About the Program
The Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Drexel University will prepare the pediatric nurse practitioner to perform acts of medical diagnosis and treatment through didactic lectures, problem-based learning, clinical practice hours, standardized patient experiences and high-fidelity simulation.
This innovative dual-option track coincides with the new models of health care delivery and the increasing demand for PNPs to provide care for children and their families across the entire continuum of health and illness, including acute critical conditions. The clinical practice settings for the dual certification track option provide students with a mixed inpatient/outpatient experience ranging from specialty clinics to primary care settings. Diverse clinical settings provide supervised clinical hours to allow the student advanced practitioner to perform advanced physical assessments, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and management of care in collaboration with licensed physicians and APNs in accredited institutions. Students graduating from this track will be eligible to sit for both the Pediatric Primary Care and the Pediatric Acute Care Board Certifications through the PNCB.
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, simulation and evaluation. There are a maximum of two OCIs in each program. Students will attend an OCI during week one of their first clinical course for three-four days (summer quarter). An additional OCI visit may be required for two to three days in another clinical quarter. Dates are subject to change.
During the OCIs, 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 direct guidance and mentoring from faculty and the opportunity to collaborate with peers. Mandatory, on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 549||Advanced Pharmacology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning||4.0|
|NURS 664||Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1.0|
|NURS 642||PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents||5.0|
|NURS 643||PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care||5.0|
|NURS 646||Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner||3.0|
|NURS 647||PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting||5.0|
|NURS 649||Ped Nurse Pract AC I:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management||5.0|
|NURS 650||Ped Nurse Pract AC II:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management||5.0|
|NURS 651||PNP Management of the Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Child in the Community||5.0|
Sample Plan of Study
|NURS 549||3.0||NURS 646||3.0||NURS 550||4.0||NURS 642||5.0|
|NURS 548||3.0||NURS 664||1.0|
|NURS 643||5.0||NURS 649||5.0||NURS 650||5.0||NURS 651||5.0|
|Total Credits 44|
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
For more information about this program, contact:
Graduate Nursing Division
Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate webpage and on the Drexel University Online Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate webpage.