DNP - Child/Adolescent Primary Care Emphasis
The Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in acute care (CPNP-AC) provides family-centered and culturally respectful care for pediatric patients with acute, complex, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Deliver collaborative, culturally competent, family-centered care to diverse patient populations.
- Address the physical, mental, and social healthcare needs of patients from infancy through adolescence.
- Handle complex monitoring and ongoing management of intensive therapies.
- Lead healthcare delivery and quality improvement efforts that positively influence the healthcare outcomes of patients.
- Graduates are eligible for Pediatric (primary care or acute care or both – depending on the program) certification.
Join the Fall 2023 Cohort
Applications are now open for the DNP - Child/Adolescent Primary Care Nurse
Submit your materials by May 1, 2023, to jumpstart your career for the Fall 2023 semester.
Do you have questions about the program or the application process? Contact Kristin Williams, Director of the Office of Student Services at email@example.com
Child/Adolescent Primary Care Course Progression Plan
Clinical Nurse Practitioner hours:
- NUR 746 (100 hours)
- NUR 747-749 (50 hours each = 150 hours)
- NUR 773 (225 hours)**
- NUR 775 (225 hours)**
- NUR 777 (300 hours)**
Total clinical hours: 1000
DNP Didactic Clinical Credits:
C/A Single Focus = 12
Total clinical and immersion hours: 1300** based on recommended credits sequencing
DNP Immersion hours:
- NUR 607 (25 hours)
- NUR 608 (25 hours)
- NUR 703 (25 hours)
- NUR 704 (25 hours)
- NUR 709-712 (200 hours)
Total immersion hours: 300
Variable Credits (Choose practicum credits with approval by faculty):
- NUR 773: 1-3 credits (recommend 3 credits)
- NUR 775: 3-5 credits (recommend 3 credits)
- NUR 777: 4-6 credits (recommend 4 credits)
Must total 10 credits by the end of the Winter semester of the final year.
- Recognized excellence – KCON’s nursing programs are accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are highly respected by employers across the region.
- GVSU has established partnerships with over 1,700 healthcare organizations.
- Delivery format is ideal for working adults through online coursework and high-impact, action-focused in-seat classes at the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) in downtown Grand Rapids.
- A dedicated full-time placement coordinator manages all clinical and immersion experiences through your program of study.
- Graduate assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, and Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) commitment available to those who qualify.
- Top ranked, highly qualified faculty are invested in student success and relevant coursework.
- State-of-the-art classrooms and Simulation Center provides opportunities for learning experiences that meet the needs of a diverse population of students.