MS(N) 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.

  • Manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting
  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Implement evidence-based practice 

The MS(N) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care specialty courses focus on care of the patient and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and underserved. They do so by utilizing evidence practice guidelines.

MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Clinical Hours

MSN Core

N7160

Scientific Foundations for Advanced Nursing

4

0

N8910

Translational Evidence Based Practice

3

0

N8170

Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy

3

0

N7110

Advanced Practice Role Acquisition & Professional Communications

3

0

N8990

Practice Inquiry

1

0

 

TOTAL

14

0

Clinical Core

N7120

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

3

0

N7130

Advanced Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics

3

0

N7140

Advanced Health Assessment

3.5

90

 

TOTAL

9.5

90

PNP Clinical Courses

N8420

Newborn through Adolescence

3.5

90

N8430

Reproductive & Sexual Health

3.5

90

N8680

Pediatric Mental Health Assessment & Treatment

3.5

90

N8210

Special Health Care Needs of Children

3.5

90

N8540

Advanced Diagnostics & Reasoning I

3.5

90

N8980

Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

3

180

N8010

Family Dynamics & Interventions

3

0

 

TOTAL

23.5

630

 

PROGRAM TOTAL

47

720

60 clinical hours = 1 clinical hour

Minimum Requirement for MSN in this Major: 47.5 credit hours/630 certificate hours/720 clinical hours

Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care

The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) offers certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care. Students who have completed a master’s degree in Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.