The Master of Science with a specialization in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) prepares nurses with the specialized skills needed to care for infants, children, and adolescents. The School of Nursing offers two tracks for the pediatric nurse practitioner student. The primary care tract prepares students for the role of pediatric nurse practitioner focusing on well child care and prevention, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. The dual track prepares students for the primary care role as well as the acute care role. Pediatric Acute care nurse practitioners are prepared to care for patients with acute, complex, critical and chronic illness in a variety of settings.
Students may study either full-time or part-time. Nurses who possess an MS degree in Nursing are eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in this specialization.