Pediatric acute care nurse practitioner

The Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner provides holistic care for pediatric patients with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings (including, but not limited to hospitals, intensive care units, subspecialty clinics, emergency departments, and the patient’s home). The practitioner works independently and collaboratively to ensure quality health care. In addition, the NP assists the patient and family in negotiating health care delivery systems. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board’s CPNP-AC exam, which validates entry-level knowledge of graduates.