The program takes an innovative, technology-enriched approach that develops nursing experts that base decisions on the best evidence available, providing patient-centered care. BSN to DNP, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program encompasses a breadth of services to children from infants through adolescence. It prepares students to practice primarily in acute care environments such as intensive care units, emergency departments and trauma centers however practice is not limited to in-hospital settings.
The acute care focus of this program of study is different than a primary care PNP focus and allows the graduate to be eligible for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) national certification examination, specifically for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Core concepts include emphasis on embryology, genetics, pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment, developmental, cultural, and family care. Additional advanced skills are taught through a variety or simulated and clinical environments required for competence in a critical care environment. In addition to Pediatric Acute Care alternative emphasis areas include:
The program is delivered using a blend of 3 - 5 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.
program is delivered using a blend of:
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Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
The following is only required for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Graduate Science Core (15 credits)
|*NURU 600||Theoretical Foundations of Evidence-based and Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NURU 601||Transitions in Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as DNP||3|
|NURU 602||Developmental, Cultural and Spiritual Care Across the Lifespan||3|
|*DNPU 701||Biostatistics for Clinical Practice||3|
|*DNPU 704||Evidence-based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice III||3|
DNP Essentials (24 Credits)
|DNPU 700||Healthcare Policy, Organization and Delivery||3|
|DNPU 702||Innovations in Technology and Information Access||3|
|DNPU 703||Leading Through Innovation||3|
|DNPU 705||Health Communication||3|
|DNPU 706||Transforming Healthcare through Outcomes Management||3|
|DNPU 707||Clinical Residency I||3|
|DNPU 708||Application of DNP Clinical Scholarly Project||3|
|DNPU 710||Seminar in Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice||3|
Advanced Practice Core (19 credits)
|*NURU 603||Advanced Health Assessment Across Lifespan and Cultures||4|
|*NURU 604||Clinical Practicum: Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures||3|
|NURU 605||Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURU 606||Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURU 609||Genetics Across the Lifespan||3|
|NURU 610||Synthesis of Advanced Practice Management, Role and EBP||3|
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Specialty (15 credits)
|*NURU 622||Management in Pediatric Acute Care||3|
|*NURU 623||Practicum in Pediatric Acute Care||3|
|*NURU 624||Complex and Chronic Problems in Pediatric Acute Care||3|
|*NURU 625||Practicum for Complex and Chronic Problems in Pediatric Acute Care||3|
*Students in these courses are required to attend the face-to-face immersion
Students graduating from this program will be eligible to take the national certification examination of their chosen specialty: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and/or National Certification Corporation (NCC) and apply for licensure as an APRN in the state where they plan to practice.
All courses must be passed with a grade of “B-” or higher. Clinical residency courses are graded Pass/No Pass. A Pass is equivalent to a “B-” grade.