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University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post Master’s Certificate in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Speciality

Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

The School of Nursing offers eight post-master’s Certificate Programs for nurses who have a master’s degree in Nursing and who would like to take existing courses within the Master of Science degree in Nursing. At the completion of the course work, individuals who complete one of the Nurse Practitioner certificates will qualify to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for state certification as nurse practitioners and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.

Admission Requirements for all Post-Master’s Certificate Programs:

  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN or MN)
  • Completion of a second application to the School of Nursing including 2 references and an essay
  • Completion of a basic recent physical assessment course
  • Satisfactory background check

Prior to entering the first clinical lab, students must have University liability insurance, a satisfactory background check, a current American Heart Association CPR card, a satisfactory annual physical examination, proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases, an initial 2 step Mantoux skin test and a chest X-ray if there is evidence of a positive TB skin test. Drug screening may be requested depending on agency requirements.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty Certificate

The post-master’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate program is offered for nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and who would like to take the existing courses within the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner option, a specialty within the Master of Science degree in Nursing.

Additional Admission Requirement

One year clinical practice working with children

Requirements for the Certificate (51 units)

Students qualify for the post-master’s certificate after they have successfully completed the specialty program courses with a 3.0 higher GPA. This program consists of 51 units of theory and clinical practice in the following two areas: 1) seminar courses 32 units; and 2) clinical practice courses, 19 units. They will be qualified to sit for the National Professional Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification examination and to apply for nurse practitioner certification from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Core Courses (23 units)

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Nurse Practitioners; SOC Code 29-1199.03;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (4 quarters) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.