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Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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. The certificate is also available in a 100% Online format.

PPCNP Director

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.

Degree Plans

Post-Masters Certificate - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree Plan

Post-graduate certificate degree plans are individually created based on a gap analysis of the applicant's MSN transcript and experience. If you have questions about a post-master's certificate program and what your specific degree program might look like, you will need to apply for admission to the university, including the submission of your transcripts and curriculum vitae for review.

The degree plan will be based on the MSN PPCNP course list, which you can find on this page.

Certificate Students take a different Practicum course than MSN students:

Course Number Title Description Prerequisites? Hours:
NURS 5632 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 Coursework for major. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or Cert. Program Standing.
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