Old Dominion University offers an online MSN degree, the Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, for RNs seeking to advance their careers and specialize in an area of healthcare. This program focuses on providing quality care for younger patients, from newborn through young adult. Courses focus on advanced clinical knowledge, leadership, and technology integration into practice. Students will learn to design, implement, and evaluate nursing assessments, interventions, and programs.
This program is designed as a primarily online degree, offering greater flexibility than on-campus programs. You are able to study when and where it is convenient so you can still work and manage personal obligations. The few in-person requirements feature opportunities to practice and refine the skills and knowledge gained in your studies in a safe practicum experience, furthering your readiness upon graduation.
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, MAT
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV
- This program has on-campus residency requirements
- Courses in undergraduate statistics and physical/health assessment are pre-requisites
- Proof of current unrestricted Registered Nurse License