Post Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Rush University

Program Details

Rush University offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree online for those who are experienced advanced practice registered nurses.  This program builds on the knowledge and skillset you already possess as you study to meet the needs of infants through young adults with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions.  You will learn to provide care for this population’s specialized physiologic and psychological needs.  This could include providing complex monitoring and managing intensive therapies as you collaborate with an interprofessional team to ensure the best patient care. 

Graduates work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Emergency care
  • Critical care
  • Specialty service
  • Transport team
  • Acute care home service

% Online

Mostly Online

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

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have an APRN graduate degree in nursing
  • Must have an RN license in the United States
  • Minimum of six months of recent NICU experience required
  • Requires at least one three-day campus visit(s)

Restricted States

Louisiana, New York, Tennessee