Nursing—Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, CAGS
The goal of the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) program is to prepare pediatric nurse practitioners who are able to provide advanced evidence-based, comprehensive, family centered healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The program offers a broad background of advanced pathophysiology, advanced and pediatric pharmacology, and advanced health assessment. In addition, theoretical basis of best practice and diagnostic clinical reasoning skills are examined and developed as students study the advanced clinical provider management and technology skills needed to care for children across the continuum of care. The highly immersive hands-on clinical core curriculum is intended to provide PNP students with real-life and/or simulated advanced patient care experiences.
Nurses who possess an MS degree in nursing are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Primary Care (PC). The PC concentration is designed to prepare students for the role of pediatric nurse practitioner focusing on well child care and prevention and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.
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.
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
|Prerequisite Courses or Equivalent|
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|NRSG 6115||Health Assessment||3|
|NRSG 6262||Pediatric Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 6264||Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion||4|
|NRSG 6265||Care of Child/Adolescent Health Problems||4|
|NRSG 6275||Urban Families at Risk: A Primary Care Approach||4|
|NRSG 6460||Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion Practicum||4|
|NRSG 6461||Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum||4|
|Complete 2 semester hours of graduate NRSG coursework.||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
24 total semester hours required (prerequisite courses or equivalent are an additional 8 hours)
Minimum 3.000 GPA required