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

As few as 5 courses*

$654 per Credit Hour

5-13 Week Courses

As few as 5 courses*

$654 per Credit Hour

5-13 Week Courses

About the Program

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.

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.

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)

We also offer a Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Online.

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Online 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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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.

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 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. Graded.

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. Graded.

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.

*varies by program and dependent upon coursework completed

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Admissions

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas and California residents only.

Admission Requirements

  • 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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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On at UTA

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate $654 $1,962 Varies

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

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

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

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

For more information about registration and tuition deadlines, please visit Registration and Payment information for Accelerated Online Programs.

If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance at any time. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817.272.2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

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

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
  • US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $90
  • H1B International Applicants: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term
  • Financial aid is not available

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

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