Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty prepares 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.
Graduates of the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program meet the academic eligibility requirements to take the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC) Examination offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements established by the PNCB and successfully pass the examination are awarded the credential: Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC).
MSN Program Outcomes
- Integrate relevant knowledge, principles and theories from nursing and related sciences into the advanced nursing care of individuals, families and populations. (Essential I)
- Demonstrate acumen in organizational leadership through effective collaboration, consultation, and decision-making. (Essential II)
- Integrate research translation and evidence appraisal into advanced nursing practice to initiate change and improve quality outcomes.(Essential IV)
- Evaluate information science approaches and patient-centric technologies to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care. (Essentials III, V)
- Analyze the impact policies, economic factors, and ethical and socio-cultural dimensions have on advanced nursing practice and health care outcomes. (Essential VI)
- Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
- Incorporate culturally-appropriate concepts in the planning and delivery of evidence-based preventive and clinical care to communities, and populations. (Essential VIII)
- Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice nursing that influences health care outcomes for individuals, populations and systems. (Essential IX)