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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Prior Experience

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.

Program Courses

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.


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