Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
william f. connell school of nursing
Why choose Pediatrics?
In pediatrics, your training will concentrate exclusively on the health and wellness of children from infancy to adulthood. Boston College’s pediatric specialty—and the mentorship you’ll receive from our remarkable practitioners and clinicians—will give you the deep and focused expertise you’ll need to care for children from all backgrounds and populations. You will learn to advocate for children, helping to ensure that all of them get a healthy start and promoting equal access to health care in all communities.
What is the NP’s role in this specialty?
Pediatric nurse practitioners work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, and families. Typically, they focus on education and guidance, working with families to promote wellness in their children and to prevent illnesses and injuries. In primary care settings, NPs conduct well-visit checkups and diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses.
Where do Pediatric NPs work?
Pediatric specialists work in a range of well-child or primary care settings as well as in acute-care hospitals, schools, community health centers, or specialized practices.