Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

The Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN) for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) offers an opportunity for nurses who have an Advanced Practice Nursing degree (Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice) to develop the knowledge and skills to broaden their pediatric and/or nurse practitioner competencies for PNP practice. 

Individualized programs of study will be developed to supplement prior coursework and prepare students for board certification as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Programs of study will comply with national Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner coursework requirements and competencies.

For more information, please see the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice Characteristics page.

  • GCPAPN PNP applicants will be admitted on a space-available basis.
  • Please note an Advanced Practice Nursing degree is a prerequisite for application to this program.  Individuals with a Master of Nursing in Education or Leadership should consider the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.