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.
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.
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 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