Doctor of Nursing Practice / Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Rush University

Program Details

Do you want to take your nursing career to the next level while working in pediatrics?  The DNP Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree online from Rush University can help you attain these goals.  

This program prepares students to treat infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions.  The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills needed to meet this population’s specialized physiologic and psychological needs in a variety of settings.  Whether you decide to work in an inpatient and outpatient hospital, emergency care, or home care setting, you will be able to expertly offer complex monitoring and manage intensive therapies.  As you study and work you will uncover specialty areas of practice that you may want to enter.

This program also provides a BSN to DNP path for RNs with just a bachelor's degree to earn their DNP.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rush University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires minimum completion of an accredited BSN degree
  • Must have an RN license in the United States
  • Minimum of six months of recent acute care pediatric experience required
  • On campus requirements include several 3-5 day sessions and a final presentation.

Restricted States

Louisiana, New York, Tennessee