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This concentration is a five-semester course of study that builds on baccalaureate
knowledge with preparation for advanced practice roles specializing in pediatric primary
care. The focus is advance theoretical knowledge and practice skills needed to function
in increasingly complex care settings. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice,
outcomes management, clinical research, and advanced clinical decision making.
Graduates are prepared to assume the role of advanced practice nurse in pediatric
primary care from birth through adolescence. At completion of the PNP course of study,
graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination and may apply for
an advanced practice nurse license as appropriate in their legal state of practice.
The hybrid PNP program is a combination of on ground and online classes. On ground
classes are taught at King's Hardin Valley location in Knoxville, TN.
A minimum of 600 clinical practicum hours are required for the advanced practice role
as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Students will gain experience in pediatric primary
care across the lifespan within settings specializing in Pediatrics and Women's Health.
These clinical experiences are accomplished under the guidance of a faculty member
and a community-based faculty approved preceptor.
The graduate nursing curriculum consists of courses in three areas of study:
MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study
To view all required courses for a MSN with a PNP Concentration please click here.
For MSN course descriptions please click here.