Q: How long is the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program? A:
Full completion for currently certified PNPs requires five semesters or six semesters, depending on the pace of completion of clinical practicum hours. Q: Are clinical hours required? A:
Yes, you must already have 500 contact hours of pediatric nurse practitioner clinical to be eligible for admission. You must complete an additional 360 contact hours in acute care settings over 3-4 semesters. Select FNP students admitted to the program will require additional clinical hours.Q: Is the program online? A:
Yes, the courses are online except for clinical experiences and approximately two class seminars for each didactic course, and a monthly clinical conference. Q: Will this prepare me to sit for acute care certification? A:
Yes, this was designed to allow you to sit for the pediatric acute care certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
. Q: When do you accept applications? A:
We only admit students for the fall semester each year for this specialty.