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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

MS students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program may choose a 2 year or 3 year program of study to complete their degree, depending on their needs.  

The College of Nursing is asking applicants to carefully consider their life and work obligations prior to applying for the full-time (two-year) or part-time (three-year) program of study, as applicants cannot switch between part-time and full-time status. This policy can be appealed for extenuating circumstances only by submitting a request to the Dean of the College of Nursing.

Classes either fully online through Blackboard or meet one evening per week if classroom-based.

Program Overview

Dr. Kathryn Holliday, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Director, provides information about the PNP Program in the following video.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Information

Degree Completition

50 Credits
Total for MS - PNP Program

36 Credits
Residency Requirement

Full Time - 2 Year Program

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT FORMAT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 3 online
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 3 online
NURS 621: Clin Pathophysiology 3 online
NURS 607: Adv Health Assess 3 M or Th / 4:30-7:50 pm
TOTAL 12

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT FORMAT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 3 online
NURS 616: Adv Nsg Research 3 online
NURS 640: Pharmacology 3 T / 2:00-4:00 pm
NURS 686: Clin Mgmt/PNP I 5 M / 4:30-7:50 pm
TOTAL 14

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT FORMAT
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 3 online
TOTAL 3-6

* NURS 700: Thesis is an optional course

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT FORMAT
NURS 626: Leadership for APN 3 online
NURS 687: Clin Mgmt/PNP II 6 Th / 4:30-7:50 pm
Graduate Elective 3 online or in class depending on choice
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT FORMAT
NURS 688: Clin Mgmt/PNP III 6 Th / 4:30-7:50 pm
Graduate Elective 3 online or in class depending on choice>
Culminating Graduate Project 0
TOTAL 9
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