Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs (PNP)

Pediatric nurse practitioner programs combine classroom and clinical instruction to prepare advanced practice pediatric nurse practitioners to treat infants, children and adolescents in the primary care and chronic illness settings. Pediatric nurse practitioner programs are offered in multiple formats intended to prepare nurses at various stages of their nursing careers. There are master’s level programs, post-master’s certificate programs and Doctor of Nursing practice programs. Of course, not all pediatric nurse practitioner schools will offer each of these options.

Online and Campus Based Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

Below you will find a selection of pediatric nurse practitioner programs offered by well-known colleges and universities throughout the country. Some of the schools below do offer online pediatric nurse practitioner programs as well as campus based programs. Request information from these nursing schools to learn more about the programs and if they will meet your personal and professional goals.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs

California

Azusa Pacific University

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These programs are only offered on-campus. The School of Nursing is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. The School of Nursing and its programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Master of Science in Nursing – (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Early Entry into Nursing and Advanced Practice). Also offered are a number of Post Master’s Certificates for NP’s in the same specialty areas as the MSN programs.

The Azusa Pacific University Campus is located at: 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

District of Columbia

Catholic University of America – School of Nursing

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The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs – Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, Community/Public Health Nurse Specialist Educator Program, Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner Programs – Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), PhD, DNP

The Catholic University of America,
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.,
Washington, DC 20064,
PH: 800-673-2772

Illinois

Rush University – College of Nursing – Illinois

Rush University – College of Nursing is one of the country’s most well known and well respected institutions of higher education, particularly in the fields of nursing, medicine, health sciences and graduate study. Located in Chicago, IL, the College of Nursing offers online options for Baccalaureate and Master’s educated Registered Nurses. There are a number of clinical sites in the Chicago area that faculty will assist in setting up for the student. The Rush University – College of Nursing received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered On-Campus: ADN – MSN – (Clinical Nurse Specialist), MSN – Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Critical Care (Adult) Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Post-Master’s Certificates are offered in the same CNS specialties as the MSN programs.

Programs Offered Online: Post-BSNAdvanced Generalist MSN, Community/Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University – School of Nursing

The Nursing Programs are NLNAC and CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Forensic Nursing Focus, Women’s Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse – Midwifery Track, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Health Systems Management, Health Systems Management, Health Systems Management: Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Response, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, Public Health Nursing and Master of Public Health, Nurse Practitioner with a Public Health Nursing focus, MSN-PhD, MSN – Nurse Practitioner Primary Care: Adult, Family, or Pediatric, Adult Acute/Critical Care), PhD, DNP

525 N. Wolfe Street,
Baltimore, MD 21205,
PH: 410-955-7548

Missouri

University of Missouri – Kansas City – School of Nursing

UMKC School of Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered Online: Pre-Licensure BSN, RN to BSN (online), MSN – [Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (online), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (online), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (online), Nurse Educator (online)], Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

New York

Columbia University School of Nursing – New York

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All Nursing programs offered at the Columbia University School of Nursing are accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New York State Education Department.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BS/MS, MSN – (Specializations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner), University Statutory Certificate for Nurses with an NP and a Master’s who want additional specialization, MS Completion, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, DNP, PhD

University of Rochester School of Nursing

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The Baccalaureate nursing programs and the Master’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Part-Time BSN, Accelerated BSN (for Second Degree Students), Part-Time MSN, Accelerated MSN (for Second Degree students), RN to MSN, MSN – (Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialization), Care of Children and Families (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Family), PhD, DNP

University of Rochester School of Nursing,
601 Elmwood Avenue,
Box SON,
Rochester, NY 14642

Pennsylvania

Villanova University College of Nursing

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The bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs offered by Villanova University are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN, Adult Learners, Second Degree BSN, BSN/MSN Gateway for RNs, MSN – (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Nurse Anesthetist), Post-Master’s Certificates – (Concentrations: Same as MSN except for Health Care Administration), PhD

Villanova University College of Nursing,
800 E. Lancaster Avenue,
Villanova, PA 19085

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