Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Overview The accredited online Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate is an elite post-graduate program that prepares students to deliver advanced care to infants, children and adolescents with acute, critical, and complex health conditions. Students will build upon primary care experience through courses that emphasize evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the critical use of new technology.Program FeaturesFully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*Courses taught by experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP)Access to our state-of-the-art patient simulation labGraduates of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program are eligible for the Acute Care Pediatric exam offered by the PNCBSynchronous online lectures offer a highly interactive learning format that challenges and engages studentsOn-Campus RequirementsThis is a high-quality program that demands a major commitment of time by advanced practice nurses. Because students are being educated to diagnose and treat patients, the program was designed to combine the convenience of online learning with the necessary rigor to become a highly competent and confident Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner upon graduation. Thus, while most courses are offered online, some facets of the program do require on-campus visits and clinical practicum rotations.**While enrolled in clinical coursework, students are required to attend one-to-two day campus intensive experiences to participate in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in CNHP’s state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits allow professors to offer direct support, guidance, and mentoring while providing students with the opportunity to interact with faculty members and collaborate with peers.For questions, please contact:Gladys Clapano-Mozdzoneck Academic Advisor 267.359.5646 email@example.com*The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.**This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, or Wisconsin.***NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York. ***MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Students taking an online course with a clinical component or practicum CANNOT complete the clinical or practicum portion of the course within the state of Maryland at this time. If you are a licensed Registered Nurse (R.N.) you may complete a clinical or practicum in Virginia and Delaware which share in a Nurse Compact for Licensure with Maryland. Students who reside in Maryland may continue to take online courses at Drexel University, but they must do the clinical portion of the course in another state. If you have already made arrangements to complete your clinical in Maryland, please contact your Academic Advisor or Director of Clinical Education immediately to help you find a new clinical site. Curriculum Required Courses Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0NURS 646Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner3.0NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0Clinical Courses NURS 642PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents5.0NURS 643PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care5.0NURS 649Ped Nurse Pract AC I:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0NURS 650Ped Nurse Pract AC II:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management5.0NURS 651PNP Management of the Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Child in the Community5.0Total Credits39.0View a Sample Plan of Study [PDF]View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Master of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. Graduate GPA of 3.0 or above A minimum of one year nursing experience in a pediatric acute care setting Current, unrestricted United States RN licenseCurrent PALS certificationRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)A copy of your current PALS certificationAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $861 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $956 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! Any problems? Find help or contact us.