Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Apply advanced care for children in complex health situations

The program prepares nurses for advanced practice as pediatric nurse practitioners in a primary care setting. Graduates are prepared to independently provide simple to complex health care for children and families. Graduates are academically eligible to take primary care pediatric nurse practitioner national certification examinations. 

 

 

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Post-Master's Certificate MSN Post-BSN DNP*

Credits: 42


MSN required


 

Credits: 42


BSN required


 

Credits: 69


BSN required


Capstone required

*Post-MSN DNP tracks also offered. 

All programs have rolling admission.

2019-20 Tuition Cost Per Credit: $1,170.00


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These programs are generally completed on a part-time basis (3-6 credits per term) while students are working. Personalized plans of study are created collaboratively by each student and their adviser in order to create a manageable and flexible schedule. 

Post-Master's Certificate Courses – 42 Credits

Post-Master's certificates may require 12-30 credits, depending on academic background. 

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions

Seminar in Child and Family Health

Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illness in Children and Adolescents

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 1

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 2

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 3

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

Graduate Bulletin

MSN Courses – 42 Credits

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions

Seminar in Child and Family Health

Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illness in Children and Adolescents

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 1

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 2

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 3

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

Graduate Bulletin

DNP Courses – 69 Credits

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions

Seminar in Child and Family Health

Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illness in Children and Adolescents

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 1

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 2

Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 3

 

Core Courses – 12 Credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

Organizational and Systems Leadership

Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

DNP Core Courses – 27 Credits

Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care

Health Care Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues

Translational Research

Epidemiology

Applied Statistics for Health Sciences

Professional Issues in APN/DNP Practice

Residency for DNP with Acutely Ill Adults

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 1

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone 2

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  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.
  • Three completed recommendation letters prepared by previous or present employers and teachers familiar with graduate education in nursing. (Post-master's certificate requires only one completed recommendation.)
  • A resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • An interview may be required.
  • GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if undergraduate (or if applicant has already earned bachelor's or master's degree) GPA is 3.200 or above. Use DI Code 0093 for submitting GRE scores.
  • International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • All applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

Kristin Haglund, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP- BC (Option Coordinator)

Norah Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP

Theresa Bullis, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Amanda Kotowski, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, AGNP-BC

For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Tuition information for the Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, as it differs from other graduate programs.

 

Graduate Program Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick

phone: (414) 288-4792

email: elizabeth.kerrick@marquette.edu