ELM-MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner–Primary Care (PNP-PC)
The Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELM) 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.
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 Courses||10|
|GNRS 506||Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care||3|
|GNRS and/or GSPH XXX Electives||7|
|Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses||14|
|GNRS 510||Family Theory in Health Care||2|
|GNRS 511||Advanced Pediatric Health Assessment and Health Promotion 1||4 (3/1)|
|or GNRS 512||Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion|
|GNRS 513||Advanced Nursing Practice Role||2|
|GNRS 515||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|GNRS 594||Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Courses||19|
|GNRS 532||Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatrics||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 542||Advanced Concepts and Competencies in Pediatric Primary Health Care||3 (1/2)|
|GNRS 590A||Primary Health Care of the Young Family||6 (3/3)|
|GNRS 590B||Clinical Practicum in Pediatrics||4 (0/4)|
|Specialization Option Courses: No requirement|
|The following course is optional:|
|GNRS 543||Transitions Across the Care Continuum||4 (2/2)|
|GNRS 597||Comprehensive Examination Directed Study||1|
& GNRS 514
and Research Proposal Writing
Units in parentheses are classroom/clinical units.
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.