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Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Post-MSN Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed for those nurses who hold the Master of Science in Nursing degree and are seeking preparation for the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the 17 credit hour program, the students are eligible to sit for the pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination.


  • Hold an MSN degree from a professionally accredited nursing program.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the master’s degree program.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience in a pediatric setting.
  • Complete an interview with the program coordinator.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses: Pathophysiological Concepts, Advanced Pediatric/Adolescent Assessment, Nutrition.

Program of Study

  • 8200:651 Child & Adolescent Health Nursing I (3 credits)
  • 8200:652 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing I Practicum (2 credits)
  • 8200:655 Child & Adolescent Health Nursing II (3 credits)
  • 8200:653 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing II Practicum (2 credits)
  • 8200:656 Pharmacology for Child & Adolescent Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • 8200:658 Child & Adolescent Health NP Residency (required 4 credits) (1-4 credits)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 clinical practice hours in conjunction with the Child and Adolescent Health Nursing courses.