Pediatric clinical nurse specialist

Doctor of nursing practice University of Missouri
Pediatric clinical nurse specialist.
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Overview

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in pediatrics. If you want to become a clinical expert in advanced nursing, empower other nurses, and effect system-wide improvements in care, this may be the degree for you.

Graduates will be eligible for certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Quick facts

Official name

Doctor of nursing practice with an emphasis in pediatric clinical nurse specialist

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Doctorate

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

72

Estimated cost

$41,228.00

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

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Pediatric clinical nurse specialist with a young patient.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Clinical nurse specialist for children and youth
  • Health care services coordinator
  • Institutional health care consultant
  • Research coordinator
  • Clinical instructor
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
13.23%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$99,000
Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but an on-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you already have a master’s degree, you can study part time and complete the program in three years. If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to study part time, the program is more likely to take you five or six years.

Course work includes

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute, critical and chronic illness
  • Improvement and monitoring of quality, safety and performance outcomes
  • Teaching clients symptom- and self-management strategies
  • Health care policy and finance
  • Physiology/pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

Part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The DNP at the Sinclair School is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Janeth Todd, DNP, in front of the Mizzou columns.
Even though we can't see each other and we live in different parts of the world, we've become a family.
DNP ’16

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing