Master of Science in Nursing / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
The University of Texas at El Paso

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing program from The University of Texas at El Paso offers a specialization in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners serve as the primary care provider for children and adolescents. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PCNB).

Courses focus on health promotion, child development, and conducting developmental and health assessments. Students in this Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program online become skilled in managing the primary healthcare needs of healthy as well as acutely ill and chronically ill youth in a variety of settings.

The program is designed to follow core competencies endorsed by:

  • Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN)
  • Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • 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 nursing experience (pediatric preferred).

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming