Pediatric Primary Care 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.
All students in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty are required to attend one* mandatory Clinical Skills Intensive provided by the USA Simulation Program during the fall term in which they are registered for MCN 548 and MCN 551.
The clinical skills intensive provides hands-on instruction for common advanced practice assessments and procedures pertinent to the pediatric primary care setting.
Students have the opportunity to request their preferred session on a first come, first serve basis. Simulation will contact students via Jag Mail with information on how to sign-up three months prior to the scheduled dates.
Please note the dates are for Clinical Skills Intensives only. The track coordinator may provide orientation dates, which are separate from CSI and Simulation.
BSN-MSN students complete all support, MSN core, and MSN specialty courses for a total of 45 credit hours. The MSN degree must be completed within five years of matriculation.
|NU 518 - Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 credit hours|
|NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credit hours|
|NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credit hours|
|MSN Core Courses|
|NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours|
|NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours|
|NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours|
|NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours|
|Pediatric Primary NP Specialty Courses|
|MCN 548 – Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care NP 3 credit hours|
|MCN 551 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care NP 2 credit hours|
|MCN 552 – Pediatric Primary Care NP I 3 credit hours|
|MCN 553 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum I - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|MCN 554 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Nursing II 3 credit hours|
|MCN 555 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum II - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|MCN 556 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum III - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|MCN 557 – Pediatric Primary Care NP III 3 credit hours|
|RN to MSN students who are registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing discipline must also complete the following courses.|
|NU 506 - Evidence-Based Practice & Informatics for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
|NU 507 - Leadership & Management Roles for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
|NU 508 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Professional Nurses 4 credit hours|
The University of South Alabama Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides the skills necessary for a rewarding career. Graduates are eligible and prepared to complete the appropriate national certification exam and apply for licensure to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). It is the graduate’s responsibility to ensure the program meets the requirements to practice in their selected state or U.S. territory.
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