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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program prepares you to provide advanced care to children of all ages.

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, care for children across the health continuum, from healthy children to those with acute and chronic health problems. Perform well-child care and developmental screening, treat common childhood illnesses, and provide anticipatory guidance for children and parents.

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About the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Nurse practitioners in this specialty provide health care to children across all health care settings, including primary care offices, school-based health centers, hospital and specialty practices, and pediatric emergency departments. Pediatric nurse practitioners are also prepared to address the many behavioral health issues faced in pediatric primary care, including ADHD, bullying, and risk-taking behaviors.

National Certification

Graduates of this program will be prepared to sit for national certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board to earn professional certification as an PPCNP-BC or CPNP-AC. Learn more about nurse practitioner certification in the Student Handbook.

Degree Options & Curriculum

Specialize as a pediatric nurse practitioner by applying to the master’s degree program. See Sample PNP Master's Degree Plan. We also offer the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty with an Advanced Certificate or the Post-BS to DNP program. Explore our specialty pathways below.

Pediatric NP Master’s Curriculum

Pediatric NP Advanced Certificate

Post-BS to DNP Program

Erin S. Baylor, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, ONP

Erin S. Baylor, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, ONP

Specialty Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

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Interested in the Nurse Practitioner programs? Learn more about how to pursue a nurse practitioner degree by requesting more information or speaking with an Admissions Counselor.

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