Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
A pediatric nurse practitioner is prepared to provide primary care, including physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric illness to children of all ages, developmental evaluations and nutritional guidance.
PNPs place special emphasis on preventing illness and helping parents develop effective parenting skills. They encourage families to be actively involved in making decisions about their children’s healthcare.
The PNP works in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals in various settings.
The requirements of the neonatal nurse practitioner specialty area are listed below.
Year 1 (29 credits)
- NURS 6100: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context I (2 credits)
- NURS 6160: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits)
- NURS 6140: Advanced Health Assessment (2 credits)
- NURS 6120: Health Promotion I (2 credits)
- NURS 6260: Advanced Pharmacology I (2 credits)
- NURS 6320: Health Promotion II (2 credits)
- NURS 6200: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context II (3 credits)
- NURS 6360: Advanced Pharmacology II (1 credit)
- NURS 7420: Alterations in Health I (6 credits)
- NURS 7520: Alterations in Health II (6 credits)
Year 2 (10 credits)
- NURS 7100: Advanced Practice Nursing Concepts and Context III (4 credits)
- NURS 7620: Alterations in Health III: Chronic Illness & Specialty Care (6 credits)
Total credits for degree: 39
For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.