Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner option is designed to prepare the registered nurse with specialized knowledge and skills to provide primary care for children and adolescents.
The Pediatric Primary 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 commonly encountered acute and chronic illness.
Coursework and supervised clinical experiences assists students to develop expertise in pediatric primary care. Graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations for Pediatric Primary 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 children and their parent’s management of health.
Degree concentrations include pathways for those wishing to obtain initial Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification and for APRNs with current Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner credentials.