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Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP)


The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program is designed to prepare nurses who seek advanced knowledge and skill to practice as pediatric nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care to infants, children, and adolescents.

The core curriculum provides students with an in-depth understanding of advanced nursing practice and enables them to apply this understanding to a variety of settings, such as community health centers, day care programs, chronic care facilities, outpatient facilities, private practice offices, schools, health departments, and homes. PNPs prepared at this Master’s degree level exercise sophisticated clinical judgment based on advanced theoretical and scientific knowledge, serve as models in collaborative practice with other health care professionals, and lead in the advancement of contemporary professional nursing by contributing to practice, research, and theory building.

Clinical sites are available in the tri-state area and beyond, and can be permanent or rotating. Clinical sites vary in setting and students can be assigned location at hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, or schools.

Graduates are eligible for certification as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in New York State. Graduates are also eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board (PNCB) and/or American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The Program Director for the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty is Rita Marie John, DNP, EdD, CPNP.