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.

Practicum 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.

More Information

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