Nursing—Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute and Primary Care, MS

This specialization is designed to prepare nurses with the specialized skills needed to care for children who are at risk across the continuum of care. For nearly two decades, our pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) program has prepared primary care PNPs to provide community-based, culturally sensitive care. More recently, building on our foundation in evidence-based, interdisciplinary, urban healthcare, we expanded the PNP program into acute care. Students may study either full-time or part-time.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Professional Core
NRSG 5118Healthcare System and Professional Role Development3
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
Acute and Primary Care Core
NRSG 6116Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant3
NRSG 6264Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion4
NRSG 6265Care of Child/Adolescent Health Problems4
NRSG 6267Care of the Critically Ill Child4
NRSG 6275Urban Families at Risk: A Primary Care Approach4
Clinical Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6262Pediatric Pharmacology2
Acute and Primary Care Practicum
NRSG 6460Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion Practicum4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
NRSG 6463Care of the Critically Ill Child Practicum4
Research Core
NRSG 7105Translating Research Evidence into Practice3
NRSG 7110Evidence-Based Practice Research Application2

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

52 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required