Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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 pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specialty curriculum prepares students to be eligible for the Certification Examination of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Accreditation and Certification

The master’s degree program in nursing at Yale School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 250, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Phone: (301) 330-2921, 888-641-2767, Fax: 301-330-1504

Meet the Specialty Director

Alison Moriarty Daley, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Specialty Director
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