Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center offers a Master of Science for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. This mostly-online nurse practitioner program equips you to serve as a primary care provider for children. The curriculum covers an extensive range of practice settings. Online coursework prepares you to provide examinations, routine screenings, school physicals, and to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses. Occasionally, this program requires in-person skills labs at the main campus.
Upon completion of course requirements, and one year experience, you will be eligible to sit for the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board (PNCB) Exam and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Exam.
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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)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Must have a valid RN license, in addition to two years of RN pediatric experience
- Requires completion of an accredited BSN degree
- Requires BLS and PALS certification
- On-campus requirements include a one day orientation, along with 7-8 days throughout the program for OSCEs (objective structured clinical examination).
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