Wayne State University

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC)

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC) graduate certificate will allow primary care certified pediatric nurse practitioners to acquire the nationally-specified pediatric acute care content and clinical skills to function competently within the pediatric acute care scope of practice. It will require satisfactory completion of a minimum of 16 credits of didactic content and clinical practice. The graduate certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills to assume pediatric acute care roles in a myriad of settings using a patient and family-centered care model.

Courses focus on integrating advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, and acute clinical care and management. Specific clinical experiences in two of the courses will be tailored to meet needs of individual graduate certificate students. Students will be expected to acquire a minimum of 600 hours of acute care experience as required to meet the specialty competencies and the requirements to take the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care national certification exam offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Certificate Requirements

The certificate must be earned within three years. No transfer of credit will be accepted for a certificate program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Applicants for admission to this Graduate Certificate must have an M.S.N. or D.N.P. from a nationally accredited institution.

Additional course work may be required based on a gap analysis.

Coordinator

Jessica Diver, M.S.N., RN, CPNP-AC
113 Cohn
(313) 577-4133
aq6019@wayne.edu            

Certificate Requirements: 16 Credits Minimum

Course

Title

Credits

NUR 7226

Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II

8

NUR 7227

Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III

8