Primary-Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The primary care pediatric nurse practitioner clinical option prepares the nurse for a leadership role in the health-care system. Clinical and theoretical content focuses on systems thinking, evidence-based practice, and translational research as related to the primary health-care needs of children from birth through adolescence in consultation and collaboration with primary care physicians and other health-care providers. The curriculum includes 570 hours of clinical practice in the advanced practice role and 510 practicum hours for the DNP role. The curriculum prepares the student to be certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner by the state of California and by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

CoreTheoryClinicalTotal Units
UnitsHoursUnitsHours
NGRD 650Advanced Role Development and Collaboration4.0404.0
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice4.0404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership4.0404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy4.0404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4.0404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance4.0404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning4.0404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics4.0404.0
NGRD 658Nursing Research and Translational Science4.0404.0
NGRD 659Professional Writing for Nurse Leaders4.0404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities3.0303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership3.0303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering3.0303.0
Totals49.049049.0
Concentration
NGRD 539Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Skills Laboratory1.0301.0
NGRD 621Pharmacology in Advanced Practice I2.0202.0
NGRD 622Pharmacology in Advanced Practice II3.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment4.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology4.0404.0
Totals13.01301.03014.0
Clinical
NGRD 531Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I4.0404.0
NGRD 532Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II3.0303.0906.0
NGRD 533Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner III3.0303.0906.0
NGRD 534Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner IV3.0303.0906.0
NGRD 535Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner V3.0303.0906.0
NGRD 536Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner VI: Practicum7.02107.0
Totals16.016019.057035.0
D.N.P. Project
NGRD 667DNP Proposal Development2.0201.0303.0
NGRD 669ADNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669BDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.8103.21204.0
NGRD 669CDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669DDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669EDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
NGRD 669FDNP Practice Inquiry Project0.341.7802.0
Totals4.65614.459019.0
Overall Totals82.683634.41190117.0

Portfolio

Prior to graduation, students are required to submit an online professional portfolio.  Documentation of 510 doctoral leadership practice hours will be included in the portfolio.

Normal time to complete the program

Four (4) years (15 academic quarters), based on less than full-time enrollment.