If you are interested in working with children as a primary care provider, you may be interested in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN degree from Seton Hall University. Through this pediatric online nurse practitioner degree (PNP) you will learn to provide healthcare for patients from birth to early adulthood, including promoting wellness, preventing illness, and managing their health and illness needs. This degree allows you to prepare for either the primary care or acute care certification.
As a primary care PNP the curriculum emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion, and managing acute episodic and chronic health problems. The acute care PNP curriculum focuses on caring for patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury. Both areas of care include the study of advanced nursing practice theories and how to make independent clinical judgements. Topics covered include:
- Clinical pharmacology
- Advanced health assessments
- Peer review
- Client advocacy
A main area of focus is on the importance of collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships in order to provide the best possible patient care.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must have professional liability insurance and a minimum of at least one year of relevant nursing experience.