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Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 21.5
  • Estimated program cost: $12,496.23*

*This price is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How a pediatric clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate can help you

A graduate certificate in pediatric clinical nurse specialist (PCNS) from MU can help you expand your practice or specialize in pediatrics. Continue working as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance. Learn from experienced practicing faculty who are renowned researchers in pediatrics and belong to a network of nurses across the nation.

Students who pursue the pediatric clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate will:

  • Fill a critical, high-demand role in health care;
  • Learn to provide direct patient care from wellness through acute care with a focus on complex and vulnerable pediatric populations;
  • Gain skills in educating other health care providers;
  • Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS) by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Career prospects

100%
Job placement rates
100%
Certification pass rates

Source: Sinclair School of Nursing

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you two years to complete.

Meet our faculty

Shawn Zembles, DNP, APRN, CEN, CCRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

As an experienced clinician, Dr. Zembles provides direct clinical oversight to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate-level nursing degrees. Dr. Zembles has spent a considerable amount of his research time directed towards sepsis and chronic disease management.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.