Nursing—Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care, CAGS

The pediatric acute-care Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) is available for pediatric or family nurse practitioners who wish to be prepared for practice in the pediatric acute-care role. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of work experience in an acute-care setting working with the pediatric population. The program requires 24 credits of study.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.

Required Core
NRSG 6116Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant3
NRSG 6262Pediatric Pharmacology2
NRSG 6265Care of Child/Adolescent Health Problems4
NRSG 6267Care of the Critically Ill Child4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
NRSG 6463Care of the Critically Ill Child Practicum4


Complete 3 semester hours from the following subject area:3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required