Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP)

This Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP-PC) specialty prepares students to be nurse practitioners with children and families in primary health care settings. This advanced practice specialty includes direct client assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment, client advocacy, and client/family education. 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.
Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses14
GNRS 510Family Theory in Health Care2
GNRS 511Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion 14 (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 Courses19
GNRS 532Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics 16 (3/3)
GNRS 542Advanced Concepts and Competencies in Pediatric Primary Health Care 13 (1/2)
GNRS 590APrimary Health Care of the Young Family 16 (3/3)
GNRS 590BClinical Practicum in Pediatrics 14 (0/4)
Specialization Option Course - No requirement
The following course is optional:
GNRS 543Transitions Across the Care Continuum 14 (2/2)
Concluding Courses1-3
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
GNRS 598
GNRS 514
and Research Proposal Writing
Total Units44-50

Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units.