Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

This program is for students who have completed a graduate degree in Nursing and are certified as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist will prepare students as expert clinicians to provide direct patient care from wellness through acute care with a focus on complex and vulnerable pediatric populations. Students will also be prepared to influence care outcomes by acting as a resource and providing expert consultation for nursing staff and other health professionals by providing systems leadership to implement evidence-based practice initiatives, collaboration, research, coaching, and advocacy to support improvements in health care delivery systems and patient outcomes.


This is an online program for both degree seeking and stand alone for those students with previous APRN certification. 

Total credit hours for completion: 22.5

NURSE 8420Newborn Through Adolescence Primary Care3.5
NURSE 8210Special Health Care Needs of Children3.5
NURSE 8540Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning I3.5
NURSE 8710Clinical Management of Acute and Critical Care Problems3.5
NURSE 8720Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness3.5
NURSE 8920Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes3
NURSE 8980Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum Enroll in 2 credit hours1-7