Master of Science in Nursing / Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Seton Hall University

Program Details

The PNP program prepares nurses to provide a range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness and manage health and illness needs of children from birth to early adulthood. The scope of practice of either the primary care or acute care NP is not setting specific, but is based on patient care needs. The particular expertise of the primary care PNP emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion and the management of patients with acute episodic and chronic health problems. The patient population of the acute care PNP includes care of patients with complex acute, critical and chronic illness, disability and/or injury. The number of credits and clinical hours are determined by requirements for board certification in pediatrics. Graduates of the PNP Primary MSN track complete a minimum of 540 supervised clinical practice hours. Graduates of the PNP Acute MSN track complete 640 clinical hours. The graduates are eligible to sit for national certification in Primary Care through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board or Acute Care through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Seton Hall 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)

Admission Tests

GRE, MAT

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have professional liability insurance.