Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The role of a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Acute Care Pediatric Nursing is offered as an online program at the University of South Alabama. The MSN program prepares graduates for advanced Nursing Practice and Doctoral Study. Graduates of the program are able to synthesize and apply advanced knowledge to care for pediatric patients with complex, acute, or injuries and function as leaders in practice.
All students in the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty are required to attend a mandatory Clinical Skills Intensive Orientation on the USA campus during the fall term in which they are registered for MCN 558 and MCN 571. Students have the opportunity to request their preferred group on a first come, first serve basis through the simulation department after the request is sent out during the spring term. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
Please note the dates listed are for Simulation Intensives only. The coordinator for each specialty track will provide full orientation dates:
Pediatric Acute Care NP Clinical Skills Intensive Orientation Dates:
- July 7 - 8, 2020
- July 9 - 10, 2020
The Clinical Skills Intensive will take place at USA College of Nursing. You will receive more information as the date approaches via your JAG e-mail. Please make plans to attend.
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 Acute Care NP Specialty Courses|
|MCN 558 – Introduction to Pediatric Acute Care NP 3 credit hours|
|MCN 571 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Neonatal NP and|
|Pediatric Acute Care NP 2 credit hours|
|MCN 562 – Pediatric Acute Care NP I 3 credit hours|
|MCN 563 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum I - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|MCN 564 –Pediatric Acute Care NP II 3 credit hours|
|MCN 565 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum II - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|MCN 566 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum III - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|MCN 567 – Pediatric Acute 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 404 - Evidence Based Practice & Informatics 3 credit hours|
|NU 450 - Leadership & Management Roles for Professional Nursing Practice 4 credit hours|
|NU 452 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 4 credit hours|