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.

At this time, the Pediatric Primary Care Post-Master's Certificate program is not accepting applications. If you request or have requested information about this specialty, a recruitment advisor will contact you when applications are being accepted for upcoming cohorts.

Certification & Career

Graduates are eligible to apply for specialty certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and are prepared to practice in a variety of pediatric primary care settings, including, but not limited to, urban, suburban and rural clinics and offices; pediatric outpatient departments; school-based health clinics; and health departments.

Required Experience

A minimum of one year of RN work experience is required before applying. A basic working knowledge of pediatric growth and development, family dynamics and pediatric assessment are cornerstones for moving toward the role of the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

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.