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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

The Pediatric Track of the BS-DNP program will prepare students to provide primary care to infants, children, and adolescents ages birth through 21 years. Students will complete clinical hours in a variety of pediatric primary care settings. Didactic content will provide the fundamental knowledge to provide patient-centered care at wellness visits and ongoing health maintenance for common pediatric conditions.

Upon graduation, students will meet the criteria to take the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) Certification Exam as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.


Degree Completition

85 Credits

Total for DNP FNP & PNP Programs

900 Clinical Hours

Total for DNP Program

200 Project Hours

Total for DNP Program

Program Details

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 1 3
NURS 621: Clinical Pathophysiology 1 3
NURS 626: Leadership for the APRN 1 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 1 4
TOTAL 13

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 607: Advanced Health Assessment 2 3
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Research 1 3
NURS 640: Advanced Pharmacology 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 1 3
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 637: Advanced Scholarly Writing for the DNP 1 3
NURS 686: Clinical Management/PNP I (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 1 3
NURS 687: Clinical Management/PNP II (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 722: DNP Project I (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 713: Advancements Information, Quality and Safety 1 3
NURS 723: DNP Project II (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 688: Clinical Management/PNP III (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 711: Organization Behavior and Systems Leadership 1 3
NURS 725: DNP Project III (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 1 3
Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 3 5
Project Defense (50 hours)  2 1
TOTAL 9

Course Instruction Types

  1. Online Coursework
  2. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing)
  3. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing AND clinical requirement (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing AND clinical experience)
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