The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) specialty is designed to help you prepare to become an advanced practice nurse who can provide care for children from birth to 21 years.
Since 1965, PNPs have worked with pediatricians and other health care providers to provide comprehensive care to children and families by focusing on health maintenance and education, illness prevention and minor and chronic illness management.
In this role, you may work in doctor's offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics and specialty clinics, such as cardiology and gastroenterology, home health care settings and schools.
Graduates of this program meet educational eligibility requirements to take the PNCB examination for the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Students in the Pediatric Primary Care NP concentration learn health promotion, illness prevention, risk identification and acute and chronic care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21.View the Master of Science in Nursing program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course.Please see sample curriculum plan for full-time student.If desired, this concentration can be designed as a hybrid concentration, allowing for most courses to be taken online.Students can only begin classes summer or fall term.Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.All CONH required documents should be sent directly to the CONH.Kent State's Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner master's concentration will prepare you to provide comprehensive primary health care in an outpatient setting for newborns through late adolescence.Sample Curriculum Pattern (DOCX) Due Date: March 1 & July 15Program Start: Summer Semester & Fall Semester Application to Wright State University’s College of Nursing and Health is a two-step process.The College of Nursing and Health will provide instructions on how to complete the above steps once it receives notification of the completed School of Graduate Studies application.