Doctor of Nursing Practice / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Arizona

Program Details

Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty gain in-depth knowledge in caring for children from birth through young adulthood. PNPs offer comprehensive healthcare including well child care and the prevention and management of common pediatric illnesses and conditions.

Students learn how to meet the specific physiologic and psychological needs of children. Courses explore the nurse practitioner’s role in health maintenance and promotion, as well as assessment and management of diseases. Graduates of this online nursing degree program are eligible to sit for national nurse practitioner certification.

The curriculum covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Pediatric health assessment in advanced practice
  • Care of the well child and adolescent
  • Pediatric pharmacotherapeutics
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Theories of leadership and organizational management

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires 3 on-campus intensives
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must have RN licensure

Restricted States

Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, US Territories