Graduate Certificate – Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Program type:   Graduate Certificate Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Program type:  Total credit hours:  21.5*

Estimated program cost:  Tuition for completing this program within normal time:

$12,214.90 Total for tuition and Associated Fees 

Program type: Tuition: $9,887.85 ($459.90 per credit hour 21.5 credit hours)

Associated fees:

  • Clinical Hour Fee Total $2,025.40 ($213.20 per credit hour/9.5 credit hours)
  • Information Technology Fee $301.65 ($14.03 per credit hour/21.5 credit hours)
  • Typical costs for books and supplies:
  • The cost for required books and supplies is estimated to be $1,424
  • Average median salary: $107,460

*This price is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Program Overview

Student who pursue the PCNS 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.

  • Manage clinical efforts across health care settings
  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Lead quality and safety initiatives 
  • Implement evidence-based practice  

Why is our Graduate Certificate a good choice for nurses?

Delivery of this program is 100% online; no campus visits are required.

Taking 2 classes each semester plus an additional clinical the final semester, will allow you to finish the program in one year.

Course work will help you:

  • Gain skills in systems evaluation and quality improvement
  • Expand your professional/clinical expertise
  • Enhance your career advancement potential
  • Develop partnerships with communities and populations
  • Enlarge your professional network
  • Fulfill the pursuit of lifelong learning

Graduate Certificate Cost & Tuition

Estimated cost for this program is $12,214 for 21.5 credit hours of coursework that is 100% online.

Required Course work list

N8420

Newborn through Adolescence Primary Care

3.5

90

N8210

Special Healthcare Needs of Children

3.5

90

N8540

Advanced Diagnostics & Reasoning I

3.5

90

N8710

Clinical Management of Acute & Critical Care Problems

3.5

90

N8720

Symptom Management of Acute & Chronic Illness

3.5

90

N8920

Quality, Safety, & Performance Outcomes

3

60

N8980

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

1

60

Total

21.5

570