The University of Texas at El Paso offers an online Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty program in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care. The PNP-AC focuses on managing the healthcare needs of hospitalized children with chronic, acute, or critical illnesses.
This online Nurse Practitioner degree takes a family-centered approach to caring for pediatric patients from birth through age 21. Students learn how to undertake complex monitoring and ongoing management of intensive therapies. Graduates are eligible to sit for the PNP-AC advanced practice board certification examination.
Curriculum follows industry standard publications and organizations including:
- Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN)
- Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
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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)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- A 2-day on-campus new student orientation is required.
- During specialty courses, usually the last 3 semesters, students may be asked to come to campus a maximum of three times per semester.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution and hold a valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
- Applicants must have current direct patient care experience and 1-2 years of pediatric critical care experience.
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