Master of Science in Nursing / Pediatric Primary Care & Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Drexel University

Program Details

This MSN degree program prepares nurse practitioners to meet the acute, complex healthcare needs of children and their families while promoting overall wellness. Graduates can pursue advanced roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in pediatric health and wellness.

Students will become experts in caring for infants, children, and adolescents with acute and complex health disorders. An emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and use of technology. Drexel’s online nurse practitioner degree programs allow the student to choose a clinical site and preceptor in their own local area.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Pharmacology for the pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Advanced ethical decision making in health care
  • Evaluation and translation of health research
  • Professional issues for nurse practitioners

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Drexel University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor 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

  • Requires two on-campus intensives: a 1-day summer experience and a 5-day fall experience
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required
  • Current PALS certification required
  • BSN from an accredited program required
  • Minimum one year nursing experience required in a pediatric acute care setting

Restricted States

Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming