DNP - Child/Adolescent Primary Care Emphasis
The Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care (CPNP-PC) provides family-centered and culturally respectful care for pediatric patients from infancy to adulthood through wellness and preventative care or the management of common acute or chronic conditions and behavioral challenges in a primary care setting.
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
Application deadline: March 1, 2023*
Do you have questions about the program or the application process? Contact Kristin Williams, Office of Student Services Director, at [email protected]
“Preference given to those who apply by March 1, 2023. All other KCON Graduate Program Applications will be considered if seats remain.
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.