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.
|NURS 608||Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 657||Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making||1|
|NURS 685||Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology||1|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|NURS 656||Professional Role Issues for Nurse Practitioners||1|
|NURS 658||Clinical Management of Primary Care with Young Families||1|
|NURS 720||Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development||1|
|NURS 659||Clinical Practicum: Primary Care with Young Families||1|
|NURS 660||Clinical Practice with Select Populations: Adolescents||1|
|NURS 663||Advanced Concepts in Primary Care||1|
|Select 2 graduate level NURS electives||2|
|Total Course Units||12|
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.