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Four 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

Four 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 For the PNP concentration you will need:

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 For the PNP concentration you will need:

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 Nurse Practitioner Core Courses For the PNP concentration you will need:
Doctor of Nursing Practice Foundation Courses (15 credit hours)
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
  • Foundations of Clinical Scholarship (3 credit hours)
  • Integrating and Synthesizing Research (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Health Policy (3 credit hours)
  • Graduate Statistics (3 credit hours)
Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Courses (18 credit hours)
  • Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
  • Quality and Patient Safety in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
  • Clinical Inquiry I (3 credit hours)
  • Clinical Inquiry II (3 credit hours)
  • Clinical Inquiry III (3 credit hours)
  • Organizations and Systems Leadership (3 credit hours)
Graduate Nursing Core Courses (6 credit hours)
  • Professional Role Development (3 credit hours)
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (3 credit hours)
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses (11 credit hours)
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Health Assessment (5 credit hours)
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (3 credit hours)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (15 credit hours)
  • Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I (3 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I (3 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I (3 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II (3 credit hours)
  • Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II (3 credit hours)