DNP in Nursing with Emphasis in Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Students who pursue the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of study will be prepared as primary pediatric nurse clinicians providing comprehensive healthcare from birth through young adulthood by assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of care. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, and expertise to emphasize health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and management in coping with chronic illness among children.
|NURSE 7010||Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers||3|
|NURSE 7087||Leadership and Technology Institute||1|
|NURSE 7100||Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7120||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURSE 7130||Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURSE 7140||Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion||3.5|
|NURSE 7150||Research Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8100||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|NURSE 8210||Special Health Care Needs of Children||3.5-5|
|NURSE 8300||Public Health and Sociocultural Issues||3|
|NURSE 8310||Health Disparities of Rural and Other Underserved Populations||3|
|NURSE 8420||Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care||3.5-5|
|NURSE 8540||Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I||3.5-5|
|NURSE 8710||Clinical Management of Acute and Critical Care Problems||3.5-5|
|NURSE 8720||Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness||3-5|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 8920||Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes||3|
|NURSE 8930||Health Program Design and Management||3|
|NURSE 8940||Nursing and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 9070||DNP Clinical Residency||1-5|
|NURSE 9080||DNP Residency Project||1-3|
|NURSE 9087||Leadership and Transformational Role Institute||2|
Sample Plan of Study
There are multiple plans of study for this emphasis area. Below is the Plan of Study for the post-baccalaureate, five year plan. For more Sample Plans of Study, please visit our website.
|NURSE 7100||3||NURSE 7150||3||NURSE 7087 (one-week, on-campus)*||1|
|NURSE 7120||3||NURSE 7130||3||NURSE 7010||3|
|NURSE 8300||3||NURSE 8310||3||NURSE 7110||3|
|NURSE 8100||3||NURSE 8720||3-5||Elective (Choose from list below)|
|NURSE 8710||3.5-5||NURSE 8910||3|
|NURSE 8420||3.5-5||NURSE 8210||3.5-5||NURSE 9080 (section 2, 60 clinical hours)||1|
|NURSE 8920||3||NURSE 8930||3|
|NURSE 8940||3||NURSE 9080||1-3||NURSE 9080||1-3|
|NURSE 9070||1-5||NURSE 9087||2||NURSE 8540||3.5-5|
|Total Credits: 67.5-87.5|
1020+ Clinical Hours ***
Preceptor required for clinical courses.
Nursing courses electives from which to choose:
NURSE 8010 Family Dynamics and Intervention
NURSE 8720 Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness
NURSE 8854 Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Healthcare
NURSE 8864 Curriculum Development in Nursing
NURSE 8820 Health Care Financial Management
Additional interdisciplinary online elective choices can be found in the areas of geriatric care management, gerontology, grantsmanship, health ethics, health informatics, multicultural education, online education, public health, and youth development (see https://online.missouri.edu/degrees-programs).
Reflects the minimum required DNP clinical and project hours. Additional clinical hours may be required based on specialty and complexity of DNP residency project.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.