Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Penn is a nationally recognized leader in training excellent nurse practitioners for primary care practice. As you study with us, you’ll learn all of the pediatric nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, including well-child care, sick exams, health counseling, telephone management, behavioral issues, conducting research, providing education, and impacting public policy. The goal will be for you to be able to practice these roles in an autonomous fashion, in collaboration with a physician or as a leader of an interdisciplinary team. Coursework for the NP program includes core graduate courses, electives, and a group of six clinical courses that must be taken together. 


Core Courses
NURS 6080Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice1
NURS 6570Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making1
NURS 6850Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology1
NURS 6370Introduction to Research Methods and Design 11.0
or NURS 5470 Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice
Theory Courses
NURS 6560Professional Role Issues for Nurse Practitioners1
NURS 6580Clinical Management of Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 7200Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development1
Clinical Courses
NURS 6590Clinical Practicum: Primary Care with Young Families1
NURS 6600Clinical Practice with Select Populations: Adolescents1
NURS 6630Advanced Concepts in Primary Care1
Elective Courses
Select 2 graduate level NURS electives2
Total Course Units12

The alternate course, NURS 5470, is a graduate-level research methods course approved for Penn BSN students only.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.