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

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Program Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work with the growing number of children with complex, high acuity healthcare needs with this 100% online Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program from The University of Texas at Arlington. Designed for MSN-prepared nurses, this accelerated program can help prepare you to become a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (CPNP-AC) in as few as five courses.

Why Choose UTA Online:

icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses* Program Duration
icon $654 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 5 courses* Program Duration

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 may continue in their program without interruption.

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This post-graduate program is individually created based on a gap analysis of each student's MSN transcript and experience. Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, the program emphasizes research and theoretical knowledge to implement therapies that restore health, minimize complications, reduce risk factors and improve the growth and development of the child.

The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate can lead to work in expanded clinical settings such as:

  • Pediatric intensive care units (PICU)
  • Pediatric Sedation Services operations
  • Pediatric subspecialty clinics (e.g., hematology, nephrology)

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Tuition

UTA is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That’s why our Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Online (Post Master's) online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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

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Anticipated Course Materials**

Equipment Approximate Cost Course
Webcam 1080p Varies $20-$100 Required for all courses
Tripod Varies $5-$10 Required for all courses
Assessment Kit $49.95 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope Rental $155.00 N5418 – Advanced Assessment
Suture Kit $112.50 N5313 – Clinical Skills

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Additional Tuition Information

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

For more information regarding your application fee and tuition, including our Tuition Guarantee, Refund, Cancellation for Non-Payment and/or Reactivation/Readmission policies, please visit our Tuition Policy page.

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Calendar

Our Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program is flexible for your working schedule and offers multiple start dates throughout the year.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/14/2018 12/14/2018 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 1/25/2019 1/25/2019 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/8/2019 3/8/2019 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/19/2019 4/19/2019 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 5/31/2019 5/31/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

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Admissions

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

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  • MSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program
  • Two years of clinical experience as an RN
  • Acute care certificate options must have 2 years of high acuity direct patient care in the last 5 years
  • Active/Unencumbered RN license
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • 3.0 GPA in MSN degree program

Visit Graduate Nursing Advising for a list of AO Graduate advisors.

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Courses

This Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 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.

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NURS 5466: Pediatric Acute Care

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner management of designated critical, acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in an acute care facility.

NURS 5467: Primary Complex Chronicity

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.

NURS 5373: Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Practice I

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Initial clinical preceptorship in selected acute and chronic care health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner role in evidenced-based patient care.

NURS 5374: Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Practice II

Duration: 11 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Continue clinical preceptorship in selected acute and chronic care 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.

NURS 5632: Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

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 advanced nursing practice.

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

**Textbook costs not included. To view textbooks, please visit the UTA Bookstore.

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