Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The role of nurse practitioner specializing in Pediatric Nursing is offered at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. The MSN program prepares graduates for advanced nursing practice and for doctoral study. Graduates of the program are able to synthesize and apply advanced knowledge, theories, and research to a specialized area of nursing practice and function as leaders in practice to contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession.
A common core of courses are offered online including concepts, theory, research, and issues related to advanced nursing practice. Clinical requirements can usually be completed with preceptors in the students’ home community.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track classes are available only online. However, there is a mandatory three (3) to four (4) day orientation held during the fall semester of the first practicum course. The orientation will be held August 23-24, 2013. Check-in will begin on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Health Sciences Lobby and attendees will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
• Post BSN Track (MSN)
• Condensed schedule of study - Fall Admission
• Full-time schedule of study - Fall Admission
• Full-time schedule of study - Spring Admission
• Full-time schedule of study - Summer Admission
• RN to MSN for Associate/diploma RN’s
• RN to MSN for associate/diploma RN’s with a BS/BA degree in a non-nursing discipline
• Fall admission schedule of study
• Spring admission schedule of study
• Summer admission schedule of study
• Post Master’s Certificate