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

This specialization is designed to prepare nurse practitioners (NPs) prepared in different specialties with the 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.

Core Requirements

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

Required Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
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 6460Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion Practicum4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
NRSG 6463Care of the Critically Ill Child Practicum4
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
NRSG 6262Pediatric Pharmacology2
NRSG 6267Care of the Critically Ill Child4
NRSG 6275Urban Families at Risk: A Primary Care Approach4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

41 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required