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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Delivery mode: Blended, some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: 47
  • Estimated program cost: $28,240.45*

*This cost 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 MS(N) degree can help you

A MS(N) in pediatric clinical nurse specialist (PCNS) from MU can help you enhance your career in pediatrics. Continue working as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance. Learn from experienced practicing faculty who belong to a network of nurses across the nation.

Students who pursue the pediatric clinical nurse specialist MS(N) 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 providers and physicians;
  • Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Career prospects

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Source: Sinclair School of Nursing

Program structure and topics

This program is blended: You may complete all course work online but an on-campus visit is required once per year.

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 three years to complete.

Seamless BSN-to-DNP with an MS(N) option

This MS(N) program makes it easy for you to continue your education and earn your DNP if you choose. With this program, you have the opportunity to sit for your APRN certification and start earning more while you’re starting your DNP course work. Courses have a focus on supporting you as you transition to practicing as an APRN.

Meet our faculty

Tammy Rood, PNP, DNP

Tammy Rood is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified asthma educator for MU Health Care and the PNP area coordinator. She specializes in treating pediatric asthma. Tammy is Associate Director of Asthma Ready® Communities (ARC) and contractor for the Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program, working statewide with clinics, schools and communities to improve asthma care. She is a faculty member on Asthma ECHOs through Show-Me ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). Show-Me ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect a team of interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers. A case-based learning environment is used to assist ECHO participants to develop advanced clinical skills and best practices – extending specialty care into primary care.

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This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing