Wayne State University

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC)

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC) graduate certificate provides acute care certified pediatric nurse practitioners with essential knowledge and skills in pediatric primary care with a particular focus on care of children with complex chronic conditions. It will require satisfactory completion of a minimum of 16 credits of didactic content and clinical practice. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills to assume pediatric primary care roles in a myriad of settings using a patient and family-centered care model.

Courses focus on integrating advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, primary care clinical care and management. Specific clinical experiences will be tailored to meet needs of individual graduate certificate students. Students will be expected to acquire approximately 500 hours of primary care experience as required to meet the specialty competencies and the requirements to take the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary 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 a D.N.P. from a nationally accredited institution and be certified as an Acute Care PNP.

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

Coordinator                

Sarah LeRoy, D.N.P., RN, CPNP-PC/AC
Graduate Speciality Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Specialty
203 Cohn
313-577-4393
do6809@wayne.edu

Certificate Requirements: 16 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

NUR 7226

Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II

8

NUR 7227

Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III

8