Post-Master’s Certificate in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
The University of Texas at Arlington

Program Details

The online Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed for nurses with an existing MSN degree who are interested in helping children with complex, high acuity healthcare needs. 

The program includes online coursework along with clinical practice and practicum experiences in the student’s local area. This accelerated Nurse Practitioner program online prepares students to become a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care and can be completed in as few as five courses. Each student’s curriculum is individualized to meet their career goals and takes into account past educational and career experiences.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • GRE not required for students with GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must have a MSN degree from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program and undergraduate statistics course with minimum C grade
  • Active, unencumbered RN license and two years high acuity direct patient care experience in last five years required