The goal of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) programs is to prepare Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who are able to provide evidence based, comprehensive, family centered health care to infants, children adolescents and their families. The program provides 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 taught and developed as students learn the advanced nursing management and technology skills needed to care for children across the continuum of care.
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.