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.

Prerequisite Courses

To ensure that all students have the foundation necessary to be successful in this program, each incoming student, regardless of his or her background, must have completed coursework in the following areas with a minimum grade of B.

Advanced Pharmacology
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Health Assessment

Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

Students should refer to the Program Overview page for required program prerequisites.

A grade of B or higher is required in all coursework.

Required Courses
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 6275Urban Families at Risk: A Primary Care Approach4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
NRSG 6463Care of the Critically Ill Child Practicum4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

25 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required