Post-Master’s Certificate in Pediatric Primary Care & Acute Care Dual Nurse Practitioner
Drexel University

Program Details

This Post-Master’s Certificate prepares Nurse Practitioners to provide both primary and acute care to infants, children, and adolescents. Graduates will be well equipped to take on roles such as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in pediatric health and wellness.

Classes provide advanced knowledge in addressing pediatric acute and complex health disorders. Students learn how to provide evidence-based practice, collaborate with professionals in other disciplines, and utilize new technologies. The university offers resources to help students coordinate a clinical site and preceptor in their local area.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Primary care of infants, children, and adolescents
  • PNP management of the medically fragile and technology dependent child in the community
  • Pharmacology for the pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Management and care of adolescents in the primary care setting

% 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

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

  • Two on-campus intensives required: one 1-day summer experience, and one 5-day fall experience
  • Master of Science in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree required from an accredited program
  • Current, unrestricted US RN license required
  • Current PALS certification required

Restricted States

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