Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 44.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: A
id eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3809
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171
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The online Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate program prepares students for advanced nursing roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in pediatric health and wellness. Students will also become experts in delivering care to infants, children, and adolescents with acute and complex health disorders. The program’s curriculum was developed and is taught by Drexel University’s renowned faculty from the nationally ranked College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The certificate’s curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the critical use of new technology. Nurse practitioners specializing in pediatric primary and acute care will be able to meet the health care needs required by children and families with acute and chronic, complex care with a promotion of optimal wellness. 

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulations and evaluation. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role. These mandatory on-campus visits occur during the following times:

  • 2nd Year, Summer Term – students come in during the first clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).

  • 3rd Year, Fall Term – students come in during the second clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).

  • 3rd Year, Spring Term – students come in during the fourth clinical course for 2-3 days for the On-Campus Intensives (OCI).

For more information about this program, visit Drexel's MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs web page.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application
  • A masters degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLN accredited program with a Graduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. Transcripts must be supplied regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school attended. Instead of hard copy transcripts, post-secondary institutions can supply official electronic transcripts directly to Drexel University Online through a password secured link or website (use our email address, customerservice@drexel.com). If all post-secondary institutions are not listed on the application and these appear on transcripts received from other institutions, applications will not be reviewed until the remaining transcripts have been submitted. Use Drexel's Transcript Lookup Tool to assist with contacting your previous institutions.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Use Drexel's electronic letter of recommendation service. If a recommender prefers to submit an original, hard copy letter, it must include an ink signature and be submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • Personal statement (800 - 1600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
    • Why this particular program of study is being chosen
    • Plans upon completion of the certificate
    • How current work experience will enhance program experience
  • Resume/CV
  • A copy of your current, unrestricted United States RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse and any advanced practice nursing licensure and certification documents. License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable.
  • A copy of your current PALS certification
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Program Requirements

NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 642PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
NURS 643PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care5.0
NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0
NURS 647PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting5.0
NURS 649Ped Nurse Pract AC I:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0
NURS 650Ped Nurse Pract AC II:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0
NURS 651PNP Management of the Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Child in the Community5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits44.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Term 4
NURS 642PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 5
NURS 643PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 6
NURS 647PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 7
NURS 649Ped Nurse Pract AC I:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 8
NURS 650Ped Nurse Pract AC II:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 9
NURS 651PNP Management of the Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Child in the Community5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Total Credit: 44.0
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