MSN with School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC)

APU’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Certificate program prepares registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be skilled and compassionate nurse practitioners with infants and children in primary healthcare settings.

Learn more about this program. Students must also take a California-approved audiometry course to meet SNSC requirements.


Academic Core Courses10
GNRS 504Bioethics and Healthcare Policy3
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
Advanced Practice Core Courses11
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
Advanced Practice Specialty Courses17
EDUC 537Curriculum Development, Revision, and Evaluation Process3
GNRS 550ATheory and Practice in School Nursing6 (3/3)
GNRS 589Adolescent Health Care2 (2/0)
GNRS 590CPrimary Health Care of the Young Family for the School Nurse Services Credential6 (3/3)
Students contemplating a nurse practitioner certificate may substitute GNRS 590A if they have completed GNRS 513 and GNRS 594 in addition to GNRS 515 and GNRS 511 or GNRS 512.
Specialization Option Courses: No Requirement
Concluding Courses1-3
Select from the following:
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
- or -
GNRS 598
GNRS 514
and Research Proposal Writing
Total Units for the MSN with SNSC 239-41

Numbers in parentheses are classroom/clinical units.


Students must also take a California-approved audiometry course to meet SNSC requirements.


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.