Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP) Certificate

The advanced practice post-master's certificate programs are currently under revision.

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP) Certificate program is a nondegree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.1 This program prepares students with primary healthcare skills through didactic education and clinical supervision. Nurses who complete this program are eligible to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner, and may apply for national PNP-PC certification through examination. Students must be admitted to the university before registering for this program.

Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses18
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 511Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion4 (3/1)
or GNRS 512 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
GNRS 513Advanced Nursing Practice Role 12
GNRS 515Advanced Pathophysiology3
GNRS 594Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing3
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses19
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 Course - No requirement
The following course is optional:
GNRS 543Transitions Across the Care Continuum4 (2/2)
Total Units37

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