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 nurses for advanced practice in the care of children and adolescents. The goal of this innovative clinical specialty 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 healthcare systems within urban and global environments.

M.S.N. graduates with a PNP-PC clinical specialty are prepared to provide pediatric primary healthcare 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 completion, students are eligible to take a certification examination through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Graduate Specialty Coordinator         

Sarah LeRoy, D.N.P., CPNP-PC/AC
250 Cohn


Course requirements: 48 credits
Master's core courses: 13 credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7015 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing II 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