School of Nursing

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

This innovative curriculum design allows students to sit for either the Primary Care or Acute Care PNP certification exam, or to prepare to sit for both exams using the blended curriculum model.

Required Courses and Semester Hours

Professional Core
NRSG 5118 Health Care Systems and Professional Role Development   3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health   3

Research Core
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice 3 
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application 2  

Clinical Core
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment   3
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice    3
NRSG 5117 Pharmacology   2
NRSG 6262 Advacned Pediatric Pharmacology     2

Primary Care PNP
NRSG 5118 Health Care Systems and Professional Role Development   3
NRSG 5121 Epidemiology and Population Health   3
NRSG 7105 Translating Research Evidence into Practice 3 
NRSG 7110 Evidence Based Practice Research Application 2
NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice    3
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5117 Pharmacology 2
NRSG 6262 Pediatric Pharmacology   2
NRSG 6264 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults 4
NRSG 6265 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults with Health Care Problems 4
NRSG 6275 Urban Families at Risk 4
NRSG 6460 Pediatric Practicum I 4
NRSG 6461 Pediatric Practicum II 4
Total 41SH

Primary Care PNP CAGS
NRSG 6262 Pediatric Pharmacology 2
NRSG 6264 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults 4
NRSG 6265 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults with Health Care Problems 4
NRSG 6275 Urban Families at Risk 4
NRSG 6460 Pediatric Practicum I 4
NRSG 6461 Pediatric Practicum II 4
Elective 2 SH
Total 24SH

Pre-requisite Courses or equivalent:

NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5117 Pharmacology 2

Acute and Primary Care PNP Specialty Core
NRSG 6275 Urban Families at Risk   4
NRSG 6264 Care of Well Infants, Children and Adolescents -Theory   4
NRSG 6260 Care of Well Infants, Children and Adolescents -Practicum   4
NRSG 6265 Care of Infants Children and Adolescents with Acute and Chronic Health Problems - Theory 4
NRSG 6265 Care of Infants Children and Adolescents with Acute and Chronic Health Problems - Practicum 4
NRSG 6463 Care of Infants Children and Adolescents with Critical Illness   4

Acute Care and Primary PNP CAGS
NRSG 6262 Pediatric Pharmacology   2
NRSG 6264 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults 4
NRSG 6265 Primary Care of Well Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Health Care Problems 4
NRSG 6275 Urban Families at Risk 4
NRSG 6460 Pediatric Practicum 1 4
NRSG 6461 Pediatric Practicum II 4
NRSG 6267 Care of the Critically III Child 4
CAEP 5151 Early Intervention: Infant & Toddler Dev. Risk & Disability 3
NRSG 6463 Care of the Critically III Practicum 4
Total 33SH

Pre-requisite Courses or equivalent:

NRSG 5126 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3
NRSG 6115 Health Assessment 3
NRSG 5117 Pharmacology 2

Acute Care PNP Specialty Core
CAEP 5151 Early Intervention: Infant & Toddler Development Risk & Disabilities  3
NRSG 6267 Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents with Critical Illness - Theory 4 
NRSG 6463 Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents with Critical Illness - Practicum  4

All students in the pediatric concentration have 4 SH; they may take any course in the graduate schools at NU. Acute Care PNP students will have the option of taking 4 SH elective or using the 4 SH toward the acute care module.


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Contact Info

Michelle Beauchesne
102 Robinson Hall
Tel: 617.373.4815