Check out the UTA Pediatric Acute 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.
Why Choose UTA Online:
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.
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 areas such as:
- Pediatric primary care
- Palliative care
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
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, InPlace, and are available to all students upon admission.
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- We also offer this program on campus!
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Anticipated Course Materials**
|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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Our Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance jobs, families, education and social lives.
To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.
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Are you ready to apply? Check our admission requirements first
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.
- 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
Visit Graduate Nursing Advising for a list of AO Graduate advisors.
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Read about our online nursing courses
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.
NURSC 5465: Pediatric Primary Care
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.
NURSC 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.
NURSC 5371: Pediatric Primary Care Clinical Practice 1
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.
NURSC 5372: Pediatric Primary Care Clinical Practice II
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.
NURSC 5685: Pedi Primary Care NP Advanced 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.