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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Family-Centered Child and Adolescent Primary Care
The pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specialty prepares graduates for expanded roles in the provision of primary care to children and adolescents across multiple community settings. Evidence-based research and concepts from nursing, pediatrics, and the natural and social sciences provide a foundation for clinical practice. The role of the PNP as a member of an interprofessional team and coordinator across systems of care within the context of family is emphasized.
Clinical practice occurs across a variety of primary care clinical settings, including community-based and private practices as well as school-based health centers. In addition, students select a specialty clinical rotation with relevance to pediatric primary care.
The PNP specialty curriculum prepares students to be eligible for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification in primary care through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Accreditation and Certification
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program of Study is fully accredited by a) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), CCNE of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530; Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 463-6930; Fax: (202) 785-8320; website, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation and certified by b) Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 250, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Phone: (301) 330-2921, 888-641-2767, Fax: 301-330-1504 https://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/index.