Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
This program prepares students for the role of Nurse Practitioner of Pediatric Nursing in an primary care environment.
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 orientation held during the fall semester of the first practicum course. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
Pediatric NP - Primary Care Orientation Dates:
Please note these dates are for Simulation Intensives only. The coordinator for each specialty track will provide full orientation dates.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
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 credits
NU 545 - Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 credits
NU 578 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 credits
MSN Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credits
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 credits
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credits
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credits
Pediatric Primary NP Specialty Courses
MCN 548 – Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care NP 3 credits
MCN 551 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care NP 2 credits
MCN 552 – Pediatric Primary Care NP I 3 credits
MCN 553 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum I - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credits
MCN 554 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Nursing II 3 credits
MCN 555 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum II - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credits
MCN 556 – Pediatric Primary Care NP Practicum III - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credits
MCN 557 – Pediatric Primary Care NP III 3 credits
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.
CMN 411 - Nursing in Community Systems 4 credits
NU 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credits
NU 410 - Concepts of Professional Nursing 6 credits
NU 425 – Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 credits
NU 530 – Accelerated MSN Advanced Health Assessment 4 credits
Please feel free to contact Dr. Tricia Huey for more information about this specialty: email@example.com.