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 —part-time only
Plan of study
PMC — Pediatric Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I
Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
Advanced Assessment Across the Life Span
Primary Care and Health Promotion in Children's Health
Primary Care of Children II: Acute Health Problems
Primary Care of Children III: Chronic Health Problems
Advanced Women's and Children's Health Nursing Practicum
Special Topics in Crinical Care (Clinical)
Acute Care Pediatrics I
Acute Care Pediatrics II
TOTAL for Pediatric Primary & Acute Nurse Practitioner PMC
Pharmacology (NRSG 606), Assessment (NRSG 607) and Pathophysiology (NRSG 605) may be taken first — or satisfied by previous MSN coursework.
Previous completion of a Pediatric Primary Care NP and current certification as a PPCNP may be factored into a gap analysis for satisfaction of the courses and clinical within NRSG 671, 672, 673 and 684. The remaining requirement will be 12 credits.
Clinical courses must be taken in sequence.
900 total clinical practice hours.
PMC plans of study may vary by student — based on prior MSN courses taken and intended specialty practice. A faculty advisor in your new chosen specialty can provide guidance. For details, talk to a graduate student services representative.