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Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN


The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the care of the patient from birth to 21 years of age and their family, in a changing health care system. Emphasis is on health promotion and management of the acute and chronically ill pediatric patient. The pediatric nurse practitioner provides leadership and promotes research in development of health care services for children in the community. Graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing and to take Pediatric Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exams offered by National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses and American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Heather Holland Snell, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Director of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs (Primary & Acute) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing - Graduate Nursing

This program provides you a background to:

  • Assume responsibility as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to provide health care to pediatric patients and families in a variety of settings.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community agencies concerned with health problems related to economic, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors in the quality improvement of health care delivery to the pediatric population.
  • Provide pediatric care and case management for patients in ambulatory settings, acute and chronically ill community settings, acute care facilities and extended care facilities.
  • Use research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of health care delivery and clinical outcomes.

Course List

Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Course List
Course Number Title Description Prerequisites? Hours:
Credit/Clinical
Total Semester Credit Hours: 41
Total Clinical Hours: 720
NURS 5327 Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing This course provides a critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science. Yes:
Graduate Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5366 Principles of Research in Nursing This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice. Yes:
Graduate Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5367 Evidence-Based Practice Preparation to lead evidence-based practice teams, to interpret best evidence, to plan for change, to evaluate outcomes, and to disseminate the project. Previously NURS 5328. Yes:
NURS 5366 and 5327
3 / 0
NURS 5315 Advanced Pathophysiology This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology across the lifespan. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Yes:
Graduate Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5334 Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Yes:
NURS 5315 or Cert. Program Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5316 Advanced Health Assessment Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Yes:
NURS 5315 or Cert. Program Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5350 Role of the Nurse in Advanced Practice Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the health care system. Yes:
Graduate Standing
3 / 0
NURS 5465 Primary Pediatric Care This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioners management of designated minor acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in primary care healthcare settings. Yes:
NURS 5334 and NURS 5316. N5367 or concurrent enrollment
4 / 0
NURS 5467 Pediatric Complex Care This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in multiple healthcare settings. Yes:
NURS 5465 or current enrollment or Cert. Program Standing
4 / 0
NURS 5371 Pediatric Primary Care Clinical Practice 1 Initial clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Graded. Yes:
NURS 5465 and Good academic standing 3.0 GPA or Cert. Program Standing.
3 / 180
NURS 5372 Pediatric Primary Care Clinical Practice 2 Continue clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Graded. Yes:
NURS 5371 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing 3.0 GPA or Cert. Program Standing.
3 / 180
NURS 5631 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. Yes:
All courses for major must be completed. Good academic standing GPA 3.0 or Cert. Program Standing.
6 / 360