MS in Nursing with Emphasis in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
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.
- Manage clinical efforts in the primary care setting
- Provide visionary leadership
- Implement evidence-based practice
The MS(N) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care specialty courses focus on care of the patient and the family, with a special emphasis on the rural and underserved. They do so by utilizing evidence practice guidelines.
The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) offers certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care. Students who have completed a master’s degree in Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.
Students must complete the core course required of the MS in Nursing in addition to coursework for the declared emphasis area.
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7160||Scientific Foundations for Health Sciences||4|
|NURSE 8170||Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 8990||Practice Inquiry||1|
|Emphasis Area Coursework|
|NURSE 7120||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURSE 7130||Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURSE 7140||Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion||3.5|
|NURSE 8010||Family Dynamics and Intervention||3|
|NURSE 8210||Special Health Care Needs of Children||3.5|
|NURSE 8420||Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care||3.5|
|NURSE 8430||Reproductive and Sexual Health Primary Care||3.5|
|NURSE 8540||Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I||3.5|
|NURSE 8680||Pediatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment||3.5|
|NURSE 8980||Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum||2-3|