Online Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

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Three ONline PNP Programs

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Career outlook

Shape the future and the future of health care.

There are many factors behind the increased demand for pediatric nurse practitioners. Favorable employment trends for pediatric NPs include:

  • Data from The Clinical Advisor reports an annual median salary of $83,937 for pediatric NPs, based on 2012 numbers.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 31% increase in job opportunities for nurse practitioners between 2012 and 2022.
  • Scrubs Magazine identifies the pediatric nurse practitioner as one of the “Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties.”
  • The role of nurse practitioner also ranked No. 1 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2013 list of “Today’s Hottest Jobs.”
  • An ongoing shortage of primary care and family medicine physicians. It is anticipated that by 2025, the nation will be short at least 100,000 family medicine doctors. Pediatric (primary care) nurse practitioners are predicted to be in particularly high demand due to the even greater scarcity of physicians in rural and inner city communities.
  • The emergence of nurse-run clinics and growth in the number of traditional walk-in clinics in response to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Higher levels of patient satisfaction of those treated by nurse practitioners.

Curriculum

Three curriculum models. One rewarding career specialty.

Online Master of Science in Nursing — Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MSN PNP) You can complete your MSN PNP in as few as 28 months. Begin your coursework the semester after you enroll with three entry points per year (January, May, and August ).

Clinical Hour Requirements: 580 clinical hours completed over 3 semesters, though subject to change.

MSN | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Leadership and Quality
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
For the PNP concentration you will need:
  • Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population (NURS 650)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I (NURS 651)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I (NURS 652)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II (NURS 653)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II (NURS 654)

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program — PNP Concentration (BSN to DNP PNP) You can complete your program in as few as 36 months and 100% online. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, in spring, summer, or fall.

Clinical Hour Requirements: 580 clinical hours completed over 3 semesters, though subject to change.

BSN to DNP | Core Courses
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing.
  • Professional Role Development: Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Foundations of Clinical Scholarship
  • Integrating and Synthesizing Research
  • Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Quality and Patient Safety in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Inquiry I
  • Clinical Inquiry II
  • Clinical Inquiry III
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Advanced Health Policy
For the PNP concentration you will need:
  • Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population (NURS 650)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I (NURS 651)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I (NURS 652)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II (NURS 653)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II (NURS 654)

Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate — Pediatric (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner You can complete your certificate in 32 credits and 580 clinical hours total. You can begin your coursework the semester after you are accepted, with six entry points either in spring, summer, or fall.

Graduate Nursing Core Courses
  • Professional Role Development: Advance Practice Nurse (NURS 603)
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (NURS 610)
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (NURS 611)
  • Advanced Health Assessment (NURS 612)
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (NURS 615)
For the PNP concentration you will need:
  • Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population (NURS 650)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I (NURS 651)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I (NURS 652)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II (NURS 653)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II (NURS 654)