Graduate Certificate – Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Program Overview

This program is for students who have completed a graduate degree and are certified as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Students who pursue the PCNS graduate certificate will be prepared provide direct patient care from wellness through acute care with a focus on complex and vulnerable pediatric populations. The Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist student will also be prepared to influence care outcomes by acting as a resource and providing expert consultation for nursing staff and other health professionals by implementing evidence based practice initiatives to support improvements in health care delivery systems.

Graduate PCNS Certificate Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Total Credit hours (didactic + clinical credit)

Didactic credits

 

Clinical credit & clinical hours

N8420

Newborn through Adolescence Primary Care

3.5

2

1.5 (90 hrs)

N8210

Special Healthcare Needs of Children

3.5

2

1.5 (90 hrs)

N8540

Advanced Diagnostics & Reasoning I

3.5

2

1.5 (90 hrs)

N8710

Clinical Management of Acute & Critical Care Problems

3.5

2

1.5 (90 hrs)

N8720

Symptom Management of Acute & Chronic Illness

3.5

2

1.5 (90 hrs)

N8920

Quality, Safety, & Performance Outcomes

3

2

1 (60 hrs)

N8980

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

2

0

2 (120 hrs)

Total

22.5

12

10.5 (630 hrs)