The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program is designed to prepare nurses who seek advanced knowledge and skill to practice as pediatric nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care to infants, children, and adolescents. The core curriculum provides students with an in-depth understanding of advanced nursing practice and enables them to apply this understanding to a variety of settings, such as community health centers, day care programs, chronic care facilities, outpatient facilities, private practice offices, schools, health departments, and homes. PNPs who are prepared at this master’s degree level exercise sophisticated clinical judgement based on advanced theoretical and scientific knowledge, serve as models in collaborative practice with other health care professionals, and lead in the advancement of contemporary professional nursing by contributing to practice, research, and theory building.
Graduates are eligible for certification as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in New York State. Graduates are also eligible to take the certifying examination offered by NCBPNP/N and/or ANCC.
The Program Director for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty is Rita Marie John, DNP, EdD, CPNP.
Clinical sites are available in the tri-state area and beyond, and can be permanent or rotating. Clinical sites vary in setting and you can be assigned location at hospitals, out-patient clinics, home care, or schools to name a few.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages.
*RN's with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree are required to complete 5 credits in community health in addition to the course requirement listed. The courses that fulfill the community health requirement are N6703, The Science of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Community (3 didactic credits) and N5292, Nursing Practice in the Community (2 clinical credits).
For Applicants Who Hold an Undergraduate Degree in Nursing
A sample program plan is provided to make you aware of the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this program plan is a sample, and individual plans of study are reviewed and approved upon acceptance to the program. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies. The School of Nursing reserves the right to change the course offering schedule as stated in the student bulletin.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits||Type|
|Summer I: 9 Credits|
|N6611||Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan for PNP students||3||Specialty|
|N6826||Evaluation and Application of Research||3||Core|
|Fall I: 12 Credits|
|N6620||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I||3||Specialty|
|N6622||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I: Clinical||2||Specialty|
|N6624||Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care I||1||Specialty|
|N6920||Health and Social Policy: The Context for Practice and Research||3||Core|
|N8661||Advanced Pediatric and Neonatal Pharmacology||3||Specialty|
|Spring I: 10 Credits|
|N6122||Pathophysiology of Child||3||Specialty|
|N6625||Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care II||1||Specialty|
|N6630||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II||2||Specialty|
|N6632||Clinical Practicum: Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II||4||Specialty|
|Summer II: 5 Credits|
|N6638||Emergency Pediatric Nursing||1||Specialty|
|N6930||Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Health Care Professionals||1||Specialty|
|N6940||Management and Advanced Practice Nursing||1||Specialty|
|N8673||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III: Clinical||2||Specialty|
|Fall II: 9 Credits|
|N6626||Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care III||1||Specialty|
|N8290||Incorporating Genetics into Advanced Nursing Practice||3||Core|
|N8670||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III||2||Specialty|
|N8674||Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III||3||Specialty|
This page was last updated on 06/04/2012 and is subject to change at any time.