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

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute and Primary Care CAG 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, the School of Nursing's pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) program has prepared primary care PNPs to provide community-based, culturally-sensitive care. More recently, building on its foundation in evidence-based, interdisciplinary, urban healthcare, the School of Nursing expanded the PNP program into acute care.  Students may study either full-time or part-time.

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 each course.

Required Courses
NRSG 6116Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant3
NRSG 6262Pediatric Pharmacology2
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
NRSG 6460Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion Practicum4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
NRSG 6463Care of the Critically Ill Child Practicum4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required