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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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College : Nursing Degree :CRT
Department : Nursing Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://www.nursing.ucf.edu/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program will not be accepting applications or enrolling new students effective Fall 2010.

The Post-master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare nurses who have a master's degree in nursing for positions as primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The program is 20 credits hours and includes up to 630 hours of clinical practice. There are 12 hours of prerequisite requirements and up to 3 credit hours of Advanced Practice Practicum NGR 6941 may be waived for applicants who are Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs).

CURRICULUM

Total Credit Hours Required:
20 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Prerequisites

The following graduate-level courses or equivalents are required prerequisites for the program.

  • NGR 5003 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (2 credit hours)
  • NGR 5003L Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Clinical (1 credit hour)
  • NGR 5141 Pathophysiological Bases for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5638 Health Promotion (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)

Required for all Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificates—7 Credit Hours

  • NGR 6941 Advanced Practice Practicum (7 credit hours)

Note: Applicants who are licensed as Advanced Practice Nurses may have up to 3 credit hours of NGR 6941 Advanced Practice Practicum waived.

Required Courses—13 Credit Hours

  • NGR 6331 Pediatrics I for APNs (2 credit hours)
  • NGR 6331L Pediatrics I Clinical for APNs (2 credit hours)
  • NGR 6332 Pediatrics II for APNs (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6332L Pediatrics II Clinical for APNs (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6335 Focused Pediatrics for APNs (2 credit hours)
  • NGR 6335L Focused Pediatrics Clinical for APNs (1 credit hour)

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