Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to manage children from birth to 21 years old with complex acute and chronic health conditions in hospital or acute care settings.

Certification & Career

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board (PNCB) Acute Care certification exam. Graduates have opportunities to practice in a variety of acute care settings including emergency departments, subspecialty clinics, hospitals and intensive care units.

Clinical Hours

Clinical hours will be completed in among several greater Cincinnati and regional pediatric acute care centers. Experienced pediatric preceptors will work one-on-one with students and along with pediatric specialty faculty, will guide students through their practicum experiences.

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Program of Study

The plan of study for the program is determined upon a student’s acceptance and matriculation into the program and is based upon the student’s previous MSN coursework.

Program Courses

As mentioned above, the plan of study is highly individualized. For an idea of the courses that may be required, review the schema for the Pediatric NP - Acute Care DNP hybrid program.


If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or