Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post Master's) Online

Excel in your ability to provide exemplary primary care to children of all ages. This fast-paced program helps MSN-prepared nurse practitioners become a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified.

Apply by: 4/19/24
Start class: 5/20/24
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Program Overview

Check out the UTA Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner online program

The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate from The University of Texas at Arlington is designed to equip MSN-prepared nurse practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to become a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PPCNP-BC). This 100% online program emphasizes leadership and promotion research in the development of healthcare services for children across the primary care continuum, from preventative care to disease management.

This post-graduate program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. In as few as five courses, this certificate can lead graduates to expanded clinical settings in a wide range of areas.

This Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides a background to:

  • Develop collaborative relationships with community agencies concerned with health problems related to economic, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors in the quality improvement of healthcare delivery to the pediatric population
  • Provide pediatric care and case management for pediatric patients and their families through health promotion and wellness care, minor acute care, and management of chronic illness in ambulatory and extended care facilities
  • Utilize research and theoretical principles in the management and quality improvement of healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes

In as few as 5 courses, this certificate can lead to expanded roles in clinical settings such as:

  • Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
  • School Based Clinics
  • Palliative Care Settings
  • Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
  • School Based Clinics
  • Palliative Care Settings

Clinical Requirements

The clinical requirements included in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, Exxat, and are available to all students upon admission.

The clinical requirements included in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at UTA are intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to enable them to transition successfully into the role of the nurse practitioner. An essential part of each clinical experience is active, hands-on practice, guided by a licensed preceptor with expertise in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Clinical placement at The University of Texas at Arlington in the graduate nursing department is a collaborative process with each student. Students are asked to locate a preceptor which is aligned with their program requirements; however, the Graduate Nursing Department will provide assistance with clinical placement when a student is experiencing difficulty. Clinical placement policies are available in the Graduate Nursing clinical management system, Exxat, and are available to all students upon admission.

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

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Per Credit Hour $654
Duration As few as 5 courses
Credit Hours Varies

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Tuition

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The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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Tuition breakdown:

Per Course $1,962*
Per Credit Hour $654

Calendar

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The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring III4/1/243/1/243/1/243/27/243/29/24
Summer I5/20/244/19/244/19/245/15/245/17/24
Summer II7/1/245/31/245/31/246/26/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/247/19/248/14/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/248/30/249/25/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/4/2410/30/2411/1/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/19/24
Class Starts 5/20/24

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Admissions

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The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license

Online Admission Requirements

  • MSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • Active/Unencumbered RN license
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • 3.0 GPA in MSN degree program

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Courses

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This Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. A gap analysis is a process that evaluates your current academic career versus what you need to be eligible for certification in your new area of study. You may need more than the minimum number of courses listed, or you may need less than the number of courses listed. Some courses listed may be waived based on the gap analysis.

This Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. A gap analysis is a process that evaluates your current academic career versus what you need to be eligible for certification in your new area of study. You may need more than the minimum number of courses listed, or you may need less than the number of courses listed. Some courses listed may be waived based on the gap analysis.

Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of pediatric primary care advanced nursing practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioners management of designated minor acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in primary care healthcare settings.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in multiple healthcare settings.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Initial clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced-based patient care.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continue clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced-based patient care.

Additional Information

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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