Post-Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Creighton University

Program Details

If you have a graduate nursing degree as a nurse practitioner but want to work specifically with pediatric patients, Creighton University has a degree for you.  The Post-Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program online prepares students to care for pediatric patients in acute care and critical care settings.  The curriculum provides a theoretical and practical base for diagnosing and managing pediatric patients.  You will begin with courses that involve emergency care settings and common pediatric disorders, building on this foundation to courses that deal with acute care and chronically ill or medically fragile children.  Courses likely include:

  • Care of the Pediatric Patient in the Urgent/Emergency Setting
  • Care of the Acute and Chronically Ill Child
  • Care of the Critically Ill Child

Graduates are competent in this new advanced nursing role and are eligible to sit for the certification exam.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Creighton University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • An active, unencumbered RN license
  • Professional nursing work experience
  • Evidence of current national certification as an advanced practice nurse, if applicable

Restricted States

Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Tennessee