ELM-MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP)

The Entry-Level Master’s-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (PNP) specialty prepares registered nurses to be nurse practitioners with children and their families in primary healthcare settings. This advanced practice specialty includes direct client assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment, client advocacy, client/family education, consultation, and program panning, implementation, evaluation, and research. Graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner and may apply for national PNP-PC certification through examination. 
 

Please contact the School of Nursing for specific program availability and locations.

Prelicensure coursework must be completed prior to beginning Advanced Practice Nursing coursework.
 
Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS XXX Electives7
Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses14
GNRS 510Family Theory in Health Care2
GNRS 511Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion4 (3/1)
or GNRS 512 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role2
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
GNRS 594Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses18
GNRS 532Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics6 (3/3)
GNRS 542Advanced Concepts and Competencies in Pediatric Primary Health Care3 (1/2)
GNRS 590APrimary Health Care of the Young Family6 (3/3)
GNRS 590BClinical Practicum in Pediatrics4 (0/4)
Specialization Option Courses - No requirement
The following course is optional:
GNRS 543Transitions Across the Care Continuum4 (2/2)
Concluding Courses1-3
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
or
GNRS 598
GNRS 514
Thesis
and Research Proposal Writing
3
Total required for the MSN with PNP43-45

Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.