Pediatric Primary Care Post-Master's Certificate
The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate program prepares nurses to provide primary care to children who are healthy or suffering from common, acute or chronic health problems from birth to 21 years old.
Certification & Career
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for specialty certification through national organizations including the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Graduates are prepared to practice in a variety of pediatric primary care settings including urban, suburban and rural clinics and offices, pediatric outpatient departments, school based health clinics, health departments to name a few.
Clinical hours will be completed in numerous greater Cincinnati pediatric practices, clinics and outpatient sites. Experienced pediatric preceptors will work one-on-one with students and, along with pediatric specialty faculty, will guide students through their practicum experience.
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.
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 - Primary Care DNP hybrid program.
Additional information on the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner may be found through national organizations such as:
- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
- The Pediatric Nurse Certification Board
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
- The Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
- The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties