Overview Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care

Students who pursue the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of study will be prepared as primary pediatric nurse clinicians providing comprehensive healthcare from birth through young adulthood by assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of care. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, and expertise to emphasize health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and management in coping with chronic illness among children.

View the sample Pediatric Nurse Practitioner plan of study.

Career Opportunities

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are employed in a variety of health care settings with a specific focus on the care of children including: primary pediatric care, family practice, school health, public health, teen clinics, as well as child specialty clinics and pediatric rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, and home health agencies.

Certification in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner