Post-Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Program Goals

  1. Graduates will analyze theoretical concepts and knowledge from nursing and other disciplines relevant to advanced nursing practice in the provision and improvement of health care.
  2. Graduates will assume leadership in designing, managing and implementing quality, cost-effective, and innovative services to clients in a variety of health care settings. 
  3. Graduates will incorporate knowledge of population-based care and cultural influences in ensuring appropriate and sensitive health care.
  4. Graduates will influence health policy formulation and implementation to address socioeconomic and health care issues.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and utilizing research from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve practice.
  6. Graduates will engage in a systematic process of moral reasoning and values-based dialogue to resolve/address ethical dilemmas/situations.
  7. Graduates will demonstrate competency in an advanced nursing role.

Course requirements (16 credits)

NUR 737Care of the Pediatric Patient in the Urgent/Emergency Setting2
NUR 740Practicum III: Pediatric Acute and Primary Care in the Urgent/Emergency Care Setting2
NUR 810Care of the Acute and Chronically Ill Child4
NUR 812Practicum IV: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner2
NUR 814Care of the Critically Ill Child3
NUR 816Practicum V: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II3
Total Credits16