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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Programs Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum  

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum


The postbaccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)program is one of the few programs in the state that prepares PNPs with DNP degrees. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification as a primary care PNP offered through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Curriculum: The postbaccalaureate DNP-PNP program is comprised of 72 (74) credits with 585 precepted practicum hours. The program can be completed in eight (8) semesters of full-time graduate study or 11 semesters of part-time graduate study and is a hybrid of online and in-classroom courses.

The following are the required courses for this program:


Core Courses
  • NURS 5104 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • ADHA 5107 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)
D.N.P. Core Courses
  • NURS 6010 - Clinical Scholarship (2)
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Health Care Economics and Business Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6880 - Leadership for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6033 - Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6020 - Management and Analysis of Health Data for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
  • NURS 6030 - D.N.P. Project Planning and Proposal Development (3)
  • NURS 6031 - D.N.P. Project Implementation (2)
  • NURS 6032 - D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination (2)

Specialty Courses

  • PNP 5103 - Pediatric Advanced Physiology and Assessment (3)
  • PNP 5105 - Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • PNP 6560 - Primary Care of Children Theory 1: Health Promotion (3)
  • PNP 6570 - Primary Care of Children Practicum 1 (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • PNP 6540 - Primary Care of Children Theory 2: Common Mild/Acute Illnesses (3)
  • PNP 6550 - Primary Care of Children Practicum 2 (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • PNP 6580 - Primary Care of Children Theory 3: Chronic Conditions (3)
  • PNP 6590 - Primary Care of Children Practicum 3 (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • PNP 6710 - Primary Care of Children Theory 4: Complex Challenges (3)
  • PNP 6720- Primary Care of Children Practicum 4 (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • NMID 6407 - Management of the Neonate and Breastfeeding (2)
In addition to the successful completion of the above course requirements, all DNP students must meet all the DNP project requirements set forth by the program.

A student who does not complete their DNP project during the project-related courses will be registered for a 1-credit project continuation course in subsequent semesters until the project is complete.

The minimum number of combined clinical practicum and DNP project experience hours is 1000. Students, however, may be required to complete more than 1000 hours to meet minimum competency requirements for graduation and certification (when applicable).
 
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