Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
This program prepares students for the role of Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Nursing in an acute care environment.
All students enrolled in the first specialty course are required to attend a mandatory three-day clinical orientation on campus during that fall term. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
The mandatory Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner orientation dates will be
- Sept 4-6, 2019. 8a-5p all days
for those students beginning the specialty course MCN 558 in the fall semester of 2019. Please note these dates are for Simulation Intensives only. The coordinator for each specialty track will provide full orientation dates. Each event 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|