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Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of the Pediatric Primary Care NP specialty in primary care is to prepare graduates in the advanced care of children and their families. Pediatric advanced practice nurses provide care in clinical practice, school-based health, home health, public health, acute and long-term care settings. The Pediatric Primary Care NP is prepared to manage the direct care of infants and children, and incorporate the various roles associated with advanced nursing practice in a variety of care settings.

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program has met ANCC’s certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program, in its entirety, have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum Credits
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 640 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse I 3
NU 641 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse II 3
NU 642 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse III 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment in Clinical Decision Making 3

Coordinator, Pediatric Primary Care NP Program: Laura Roettger, Laura.Roettger@jefferson.edu