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.
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse 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 Acute Care NP Specialty Courses
MCN 558 – Introduction to Pediatric Acute Care NP 3 credits
MCN 571 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Neonatal NP and
Pediatric Acute Care NP 2 credits
MCN 562 – Pediatric Acute Care NP I 3 credits
MCN 563 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum I - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credits
MCN 564 –Pediatric Acute Care NP II 3 credits
MCN 565 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum II - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credits
MCN 566 – Pediatric Acute Care NP Practicum III - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credits
MCN 567 – Pediatric Acute 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