Nursing

Pediatric Primary Care

The Pediatric Primary Care 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

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, and health departments to name a few.

Clinical Hours

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.

Curriculum

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 master's coursework.

For a list of courses that could be required, review the schema for the specialty doctor of nursing practice program.

Additional Resources

Additional information on the role of the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner is available through national organizations such as:

Questions

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