The acute care pediatric nurse practitioner clinical concentration 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
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 Health14.0404.0
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
NGAC 501Acute Care Advanced Pharmacology I2.0202.0
NGAC 502Acute Care Advanced Pharmacology II3.0303.0
NGRD 624Advanced Health Assessment4.0404.0
NGRD 625Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology4.0404.0
NGAC 540Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Skills Lab1.0301.0
NGAC 541Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I3.0303.0906.0
NGAC 542Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II3.0303.0906.0
NGAC 543Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III3.0304.01207.0
NGAC 544Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner IV3.0304.01207.0
NGAC 545Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner V1.0107.02108.0
D.N.P. Project
NGRD 667Introduction to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Inquiry Proposal Project1.8201.2403.0
NGRD 669ADNP Practice Inquiry Project4.01204.0
NGRD 669BDNP Practice Inquiry Project4.01204.0
NGRD 669CDNP Practice Inquiry Project2.0802.0
NGRD 669DDNP Practice Inquiry Project2.0602.0
NGRD 669EDNP Practice Inquiry Project2.0602.0
NGRD 669FDNP Practice Inquiry Project2.0602.0
Overall Totals76.877039.21200116.0

Fulfills service learning requirement


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.