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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Program Director Sherri St. Pierre talks about the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner specialty.

Pediatric health is a specialty track with course work and clinical practica (preceptorships with expert practitioners) that prepares graduates for advanced practice as pediatric nurse practitioners with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and adolescents.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Sit for a national certification for PNPs offered through either the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc or the American Nurses' Credentialing Center;
  • Apply for advanced practice nursing licensure as a pediatric nurse practitioner;
  • Apply for prescription writing privileges and be eligible for third party reinforcement (in states where NPs have these privileges)
  • Apply to doctoral programs in nursing;
  • Assume a pediatric nurse practitioner role in a wide variety of settings both inside and outside of formal health care agencies and institutions.

The pediatric primary care nurse practitioner specialty is offered to students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds through a number of routes to entry and program options. Find your pathway to entry.


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