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 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.
At least one year of RN work experience is preferred. We encourage students to have excellent assessment skills at the generalist level before undertaking advanced practice, and offer a part-time program option to allow nurses to continue working while gaining valuable skills.
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.
Review a listing of all courses included as part of the curriculum. As previously mentioned, the plan of study is highly individualized, based on previous MSN coursework, and would be developed after acceptance and matriculation into the program.
Additional information on the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner—Acute Care 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