Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC) clinical specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of children and adolescents. The goal of this innovative program is to prepare advanced practice nurses who will promote the health and development of children and adolescents as individuals and as population groups encountering changing health care systems within urban and global environments.
Graduates of the PNP-PC program are prepared to provide pediatric primary health care including health maintenance, anticipatory guidance, well-child examinations, developmental screening, and diagnosing and managing common and complex health/illness conditions.
The curriculum combines both broad foundational knowledge essential for the care of children as a vulnerable population as well as specialty knowledge in pediatrics. Attention is given to health promotion, prevention of disease and disability, treatment, clinical management, and family-centered care in a variety of settings including primary care clinics, specialty clinics, and community environments. Upon program completion, students are eligible to take a certification examination through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).
Please note: The equivalent of one full-time year of RN experience in a pediatric setting is required prior to the start of the clinical course sequence.
Graduate Specialty Coordinator
Lydia McBurrows, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC