Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Acute Care

The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner option is designed to prepare the registered nurse with specialized knowledge and skills to provide care for acutely ill children and adolescents.

The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is prepared to independently diagnose and treat newborns through late adolescence (0-21 years of age), provide comprehensive health assessment, developmentally appropriate health promotion activities, family counseling, and management of acute and chronic illness with special emphasis on the seriously ill, hospitalized child.

Coursework and supervised clinical experiences assist students to develop expertise in pediatric acute care. Graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations for Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. Graduates are expected to contribute to the delivery of quality health care through their implementation of evidence-based care and their ability to foster independence in an individual’s management of health.

Degree concentrations include pathways for those wishing to obtain initial Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification for APRNs with current APRN credentials.

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DNP Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Contact Info

Michelle Rickard, DNP
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Acute Care Concentration Coordinator
920 Madison,
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-2680
mrickar2@uthsc.edu

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