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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 Completion

85 Credits

Total for DNP FNP & PNP Programs

900 Clinical Hours

Total for DNP Program

200 Project Hours

Total for DNP Program

Program Details - Fall Start

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Year 1 - Fall

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

Year 1 - Spring

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

Year 1 - Summer

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

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 686: Clinical Management/PNP I (225 hours) 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 3
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Spring

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

Year 2 - Summer

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

Year 3 - Fall

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

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
NURS 669: Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 5
NURS 730: Project Defense (50 hours)  1
TOTAL 9

Program Details - Spring Start

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Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 3
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Research 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
TOTAL 3

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 711: Organization Behavior and Systems Leadership 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 3
NURS 626: Leadership for the APRN 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 621: Clinical Pathology 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 4
TOTAL 7

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 607: Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 640: Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
TOTAL

Year 4 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 3
TOTAL 3

Year 4 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 686: Clinical Management / PNP I (225 hours) 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 3
TOTAL 9

Year 4 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 687: Clinical Management / PNP II (225 hours) 6
NURS 722: DNP Project I (50 Hours) 2
TOTAL 8

Year 5 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 723: DNP Project II (50 hours) 2
NURS 713: Advancements in Information, Quality and Safety 3
TOTAL 5

Year 5 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 688: Clinical Management / PNP III (225 hours) 6
NURS 725: DNP Project III (50 hours) 3
TOTAL 9

Year 5 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 699: Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 5
NURS 730: Project Defense (50 hours) 1
TOTAL 6

BS-DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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