Pediatric nurse practitioner-primary care

Doctor of nursing practice University of Missouri
Pediatric nurse practitioner.
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Overview

A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in pediatrics. If you want to provide comprehensive health care from birth through young adulthood in primary or specialty settings, this could be the program for you.

Graduates will be eligible for certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Quick facts

Official name

Doctor of nursing practice with an emphasis in pediatric nurse practitioner-primary care

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

$39,271.20

*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.

Pediatric nurse practitioner.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Primary care provider for children and youth
  • Health care services coordinator
  • Institutional health care consultant
  • Research nurse
  • Clinical instructor
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
31%
Employment growth
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
$104,740
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 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

  • Family dynamics
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment and chronic care coordination for children and adolescents with special needs or chronic illness
  • Clinical management of sexual and reproductive health needs
  • Pediatric mental health assessment and management
  • Comprehensive health care from birth through young adulthood
  • Pediatric physiology/pathophysiology

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.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing