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.

Degree Requirements

NURSE 7010Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers3
NURSE 7087Leadership and Technology Institute1
NURSE 7100Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing3
NURSE 7110Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication3
NURSE 7120Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NURSE 7130Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURSE 7140Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion3.5
NURSE 7150Research Basis for Advanced Nursing3
NURSE 8100Principles of Epidemiology3
NURSE 8210Special Health Care Needs of Children3.5-5
NURSE 8300Public Health and Sociocultural Issues3
NURSE 8310Health Disparities of Rural and Other Underserved Populations3
NURSE 8420Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care3.5-5
NURSE 8540Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I3.5-5
NURSE 8710Clinical Management of Acute and Critical Care Problems3.5-5
NURSE 8720Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness3-5
NURSE 8910Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURSE 8920Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes3
NURSE 8930Health Program Design and Management3
NURSE 8940Nursing and Health Policy3
NURSE 9070DNP Clinical Residency1-5
NURSE 9080DNP Residency Project1-3
NURSE 9087Leadership and Transformational Role Institute2

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.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURSE 71003NURSE 71503NURSE 7087 (one-week, on-campus)*1
NURSE 71203NURSE 71303NURSE 70103
 6 6 4
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURSE 83003NURSE 83103NURSE 71103
 NURSE 71403.5 
 3 6.5 3
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURSE 81003NURSE 87203-5Elective (Choose from list below) 
NURSE 87103.5-5NURSE 89103 
 6.5-8 6-8 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURSE 84203.5-5NURSE 82103.5-5NURSE 9080 (section 2, 60 clinical hours)1
NURSE 89203NURSE 89303 
 6.5-8 6.5-8 1
Fifth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
NURSE 89403NURSE 90801-3NURSE 90801-3
NURSE 90701-5NURSE 90872NURSE 85403.5-5
 NURSE 90701-5 
 4-8 4-10 4.5-8
Total Credits: 67.5-87.5

 1020+ Clinical Hours ***

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Admissions

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.

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