Nurse Practitioner Programs

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Nurse practitioner students who pursue the pediatric specialty will provide high-quality health care to children of all ages across the health continuum, from healthy children to those with acute and chronic health problems.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to perform well-child care and developmental screening, treat common childhood illnesses, and provide anticipatory guidance for children and parents.

Graduates of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program are prepared to address the many behavioral health issues faced in pediatric primary care, including ADHD, bullying, and risk-taking behaviors. They work in primary care offices, school-based health centers, hospital and specialty practices, and pediatric emergency departments.

Degree Plan

To earn your master’s degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner you’ll need to complete 45 credits and 616 clinical hours.

Professional Core

Course Title Credits
NUR 403 Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care System 3 credits
NUR 400 Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice 5 credits
NUR 401 The Writing Workshop 1 credit
NUR 407 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 5 credits
NUR 419 Advanced Pharmacology 3 credits

Clinical Specialty

Course Title Credits
NUR 412 Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Care of Well Children and Adolescents 5 credits
112 clinical hours
NUR 452 Pathophysiology and Psychopharmacology of Mental Health Disorders Across the Lifespan I 3 credits
NUR 437 Pediatric Primary Care I 7 credits
112 clinical hours
NUR 438 Pediatric Primary Care II 6 credits
168 clinical hours
NUR 439 Pediatric Primary Care III 7 credits
224 clinical hours

Course Title Credits
NUR 493 Comprehensive Examination 0 credits

Total course hours: 45
Total clinical hours: 616