Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Acute/Chronic, MSN
Graduates of this program are prepared to provide collaborative, comprehensive care to children and adolescents with a variety of complex critical, acute and chronic conditions, and emerge as clinical and professional leaders who are expert in physical assessment and clinical decision making, managing multifaceted disorders, culturally sensitive family focused care, community engagement, transitional care and integrating health care policy. Our approach, across all health care settings, is based on a thorough assessment and integration of the social determinants of health.
We uniquely offer three concentrations of study all housed within the Pediatric Acute Care Program. This allows for students to approach their Graduate level education with a specific clinical focus while still receiving a broad based education in Pediatric Acute Care. Our graduates from all concentrations are able to pursue career options in any area of Pediatric Acute Care. Our Acute and Chronic Care concentration is focused on the care of children with acute and chronic conditions. It is distinctive as it offers an emphasis and commitment to following children and families throughout chronic childhood illness. We structure the program and clinical experiences to foster an understanding and management of families in the continuum of illness. Clinical experiences are located in diverse settings such as pediatric acute care inpatient units, step-down units, emergency departments, community sites and ambulatory, rehabilitative, and specialty-based clinics.
A total of 12 course units are required.
|NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design||1|
|or NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice|
|NURS 685||Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology||1|
|NURS 608||Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||1|
|Other Core Courses|
|NURS 509||The Medically Fragile Child||1|
|NURS 720||Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development||1|
|NURS 734||Intermediate Principles of Pediatric Acute Care||1|
|NURS 736||Advanced Principles of Pediatric Acute Care||1|
|NURS 721||Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making: Nursing of Children Clinical I||1|
|NURS 735||Pediatric Acute Care NP: Professional Role and Intermediate Clinical Practice||1|
|NURS 737||Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Professional Role and Advanced Clinica||1|
|NURS 741||Management of Children with Acute and Chronic Conditions: Nursing of Children in the Community Advanced Clinical||1|
|Select 1 NURS graduate level elective||1|
|Total Course Units||12|
Penn's MSN programs include a Post-Master’s Certiﬁcate option. These programs can be pursued at any time post-degree. Current Master's students are also welcome to add complementary minors to their studies: https://catalog.upenn.edu/graduate/nursing/programs/
The Post-Master's Certiﬁcate curriculum is determined after a gap analysis is made by the Program Director. Prospective students should reach out to the Admissions Office for more information about post-masters and certificate options and to request a review of the student's previous MSN transcript. The length of each program depends on the course units required and course offerings per semester. For more information: https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/admissions/msn-and-post-masters/post-masters/.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.