Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 34.0; 640 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid 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 Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program is directed toward preparing nurse practitioners who will take advanced nursing roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in the rapidly changing, evidence-driven health care environment. This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation to become a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the ANCC's Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and/or for the PNCB's Pediatric Primary Care Certification Examination.

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. OCI visits occur 2-4 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0
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 647PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting5.0
NURS 648PNP IV: Primary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs5.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Total Credits34.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 3
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 4
NURS 642PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Second Year
Term 1
NURS 643PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 2
NURS 647PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Term 3
NURS 648PNP IV: Primary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs5.0
 Term Credits5.0
Total Credit: 34.0

Additional Information

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

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