Doctor of Nursing Practice / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Baylor University

Program Details

With almost a million children unable to receive care from a pediatrician, there is a need for nurse practitioners to fulfill this demanding but rewarding role.  Baylor University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree online prepares practicing nurses to enter this important area of healthcare.

Courses focus on the primary healthcare needs of children and adolescents, utilizing patient-and-family centered care within the family unit.  Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed to care for pediatric patients with acute, critical, or chronic illness.  You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an innovative and holistic provider through the integration of faith and academics.  

Two tracks are available to choose between, depending on which type of care you want to focus on:

  • Pediatric Primary Care Track
  • Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Track

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Baylor University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • One year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty)

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International