Pediatric Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Please note:

The plan of study depends on the availability of a preceptor. The areas of Omaha and Lincoln are limited for preceptors and may require a 4 year plan of study.

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Pediatrics Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual specialty is engaged in a Collaborative with the nursing programs from the University of Kansas City Missouri (UMKC) and the University of Iowa (UI). The expertise of the faculty will provide the needed context to frame the essential content related to management of the acute care pediatric clients. All clinical practicum arrangements are the responsibility of the faculty at the home institution. This innovative Collaborative allows all institutions to provide a robust curriculum to students while effectively capitalizing on available PNP-AC faculty resources to meet the needs for expanding clinical roles across the Midwest

Program of study — 2 years full time — part-time options  
Required MSN core courses * are included in the schedule below. 

MSN Specialty Pediatrics Primary Care NP  
VARIOUS * Graduate Statistics 3
NRSG 602 * Nursing Scholarship 4
NRSG 603 * Leadership in Nursing 3
NRSG 604 * Health Systems Innovation & Improvement 3
NRSG 605 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I 3
NRSG 606 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3
NRSG 607 Advanced Assessment Across the Life Span 3
NRSG 609 * Health Promotion for Populations 3
NRSG 671 Primary Care & Health Promotion in Children's Health 5
NRSG 672 Primary Care of Children II: Acute Health Problems 5
NRSG 673 Primary Care of Children III: Chronic Health Problems 6
NRSG 684 Advanced Women's & Children's Health Nursing Practicum 6
UI NURS 6400+ Pediatric Acute Care I 3
UI NURS 6401+ Pediatric Acute Care II 3
NRSG 688 Special Topics in Critical Care 6
2 years full time TOTAL for Pediatrics Primary & Acute Care NP 59

* Required course — MSN core curriculum  

+ Course is part of a consortium between UNMC, UMKC & University of Iowa

  Part-time study options

NP credentialing

Graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Practitioner certification exam in two Pediatric specialties.  


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