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 600 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 Collaboration14.0404.0
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 652Health-Care Systems Leadership14.0404.0
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy14.0404.0
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4.0404.0
NGRD 655Health Systems Finance4.0404.0
NGRD 656Outcomes Assessment for Strategic Planning4.0404.0
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics14.0404.0
NGRD 658Translational Research for Advanced Practice14.0404.0
NGRD 659Writing for Publication4.0404.0
RELE 564Ethics and Health Disparities13.0303.0
RELR 525Health Care and the Dynamics of Christian Leadership3.0303.0
RELT 557Theology of Human Suffering3.0303.0
Totals49.049049.0
Concentration
NGRD 621Pharmacology in Advanced Practice I12.0202.0
NGRD 622Pharmacology in Advanced Practice II13.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment14.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology14.0404.0
Totals13.013013.0
Clinical
NGRD 531Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I14.0404.0
NGRD 532Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 533Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner III13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 534Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner IV13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 535Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner V13.0303.0906.0
NGRD 536Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner VI: Practicum17.02107.0
NGRD 539Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Skills Lab11.0301.0
Totals16.016020.060036.0
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
Required for M.S. degree onlyTheoryClinicalTotal Units
UnitsHoursUnitsHours
NGRD 610Master's Comprehensive Project12.0802.0
Totals2.0802.0
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 Required for M.S. degree

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

Three (3) years (11 academic quarters) based on less than full-time enrollment