Post-Master's Certificate - Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

This post-master's certificate program prepares the nurse who already has a graduate degree in nursing to become academically eligible for certification as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Graduates are prepared to independently provide health care for children and families from simple to complex health issues, usually in primary care settings. Graduates are academically eligible to take primary care pediatric nurse practitioner national certification examinations.  

The post-master’s certificate curriculum is individually designed based on the course work documented on the transcript of the student’s master’s degree. The number of credits required for the completion of the certificate will vary.

The courses listed are required in the post-master’s curriculum plan unless these courses, or their acceptable equivalent, are documented on the master’s transcript. A minimum of 12 credits is required for the post-master’s certificate

  • Program Highlights
  • Curricular Plan
  • Admission Requirements
  • Program Faculty

The Master of Science in Nursing degree requires 42 credit hours of course work.

Core Courses – 12 Credits

NURS 6000   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURS 6007   Ethics, Policy, and Health Care Advocacy

NURS 6009   Organizational and Systems Leadership

NURS 6010   Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

 

Foundation Courses – 9 Credits

NURS 6030   Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6032   Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 6035   Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty Courses – 21 Credits

NURS 6244    Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

NURS 6536    Complex/Chronic Pediatric Health Conditions

NURS 6540    Seminar in Child and Family Health

NURS 6542    Nursing Therapeutics for Acute/Episodic Illness in Children and Adolescents

NURS 6551    Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 1

NURS 6552    Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 2

NURS 6553    Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families Clinical 3

 

  • Applicants for a post master’s certificate program must have earned a graduate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  • The required minimum graduate level GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required. For graduates of foreign nursing schools, a formal evaluation of their nursing program of study documenting equivalency to a U.S. Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees in nursing degree must be submitted.
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States. A Wisconsin or eNLC license is required at the time of admission.
  • Clinical experience requirements - Experience working as registered nurse is required prior to beginning any clinical courses.
  • BCLS from the American Heart Association, which must be maintained during all programs. Pediatric primary care – optional PALS prior to clinical
  • A written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges or universities - must reflect undergraduate courses in health assessment, nursing research and statistics (including inferential analysis).
  • (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • A completed application form and fee online directly to NursingCAS. Applicants who graduated from Marquette’s DE-MSN program apply directly to the Marquette Graduate School through Slate.

Information regarding Graduate School tuition/fees and financial assistance is located on the Graduate School website.

  • Applicants for a post master’s certificate program must have earned a graduate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  • The required minimum graduate level GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required. For graduates of foreign nursing schools, a formal evaluation of their nursing program of study documenting equivalency to a U.S. Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees in nursing degree must be submitted.
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice in the United States. A Wisconsin or eNLC license is required at the time of admission.
  • Clinical experience requirements - Experience working as registered nurse is required prior to beginning any clinical courses.
  • BCLS from the American Heart Association, which must be maintained during all programs. Pediatric primary care – optional PALS prior to clinical
  • A written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges or universities - must reflect undergraduate courses in health assessment, nursing research and statistics (including inferential analysis).
  • (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • A completed application form and fee online directly to NursingCAS. Applicants who graduated from Marquette’s DE-MSN program apply directly to the Marquette Graduate School through Slate.

Information regarding Graduate School tuition/fees and financial assistance is located on the Graduate School website.

 

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