MSN Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Dual Option) Overview The accredited online MSN Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care dual nurse practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced roles as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in pediatric health and wellness. Students will also become experts in delivering care to infants, children, and adolescents with acute and complex health disorders. This elite MSN was developed and is taught by Drexel University’s renowned faculty from the nationally ranked College of Nursing and Health Professionals.The program's curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the critical use of new technology. Nurse practitioners specializing in pediatric primary and acute care will be able to meet the health care needs required by children and families with acute, complex care with a promotion of optimal wellness. 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 ProfessionsAccess to CNHP’s state-of-the-art patient simulation labGraduates of the dual option program are eligible for the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification exam through ANCC or PNCB. The Acute Care Pediatric Certification exam is offered through the PNCB. Synchronous 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 Primary Care and 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 conducted in our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org*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 View a Sample Plan of Study [PDF] Admissions Criteria Bachelor 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. GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN A minimum of one year nursing experience in a pediatric acute care settingA 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 (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular program of study, Your plans upon completion of the graduate degree, and How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this MSN program Resume 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 eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees 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 MSN Pediatric Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Option Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.