Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (PNP-PC) clinical specialty prepares 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 leave prepared to provide pediatric primary health care including health maintenance, anticipatory guidance, well-child examinations, developmental screening, and diagnose and manage common and complex health/illness conditions.

The curriculum combines broad foundational knowledge essential for the care of children as a vulnerable population with 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 completion, students are eligible to take a certification examination through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).


Course requirements: 47 credits
Master's core courses: 12 credits

*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

Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7000 Statistics in Nursing 3
NUR 8625 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Theoretical & Methodological Issues 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing 3
Cognates: 7 credits
NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across Lifespan 4
NUR 7207 Advanced Pediatric Pharmacology 3
Clinical course sequence: 28 credits
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment 4
*NUR 7225 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I 8
NUR 7226 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II 8
NUR 7227 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III 8

Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Lydia McBurrows, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
262 Cohn