Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Graduate Certificate

College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-7930
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing


Description

The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge that will prepare them for the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for application to the national certification examination.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Active, unrestricted registered nurse license in the state in which practicum hours will be completed
  • Master's degree in nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 scale
  • Résumé or vita
  • Transcript(s) of all previous graduate coursework
    • Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment may be considered for a conditional admission.
    • For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
  • Syllabi of all courses to considered for transfer in the gap analysis
  • Three letters of reference from health care professionals or faculty members
  • English language proficiency requirements for international students (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 83 TOEFL IBT score
    • Minimum 560 TOEFL PBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 78 MELAB score
    • Minimum 55 PTE score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
NURS 60170PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE 3
NURS 60270PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER I 3
NURS 60370PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER II 1
NURS 60372ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL CHILD 3
NURS 60470PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER III 2
NURS 61792PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PRACTICUM 2
NURS 62792PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER I PRACTICUM 2
NURS 63792PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER II PRACTICUM 1
NURS 63992ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL CHILD PRACTICUM 2
NURS 64792PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER III PRACTICUM 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:20

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000