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.

Core Requirements

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

Prerequisite Courses or Equivalent
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
NRSG 6115Health Assessment3
Required Courses
NRSG 6262Pediatric Pharmacology2
NRSG 6264Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion4
NRSG 6265Care of Child/Adolescent Health Problems4
NRSG 6275Urban Families at Risk: A Primary Care Approach4
NRSG 6460Care of Well Child/Adolescent Health Promotion Practicum4
NRSG 6461Child/Adolescent Health Problems Practicum4
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