Dual Pediatric Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The dual pediatric acute and primary care track is designed to prepare students to deliver advanced levels of care to infants, children and adolescents in diverse pediatric health care settings.  The program builds on the foundational knowledge of the primary care nurse practitioner in providing for the well-child, preventive care, health maintenance and treatment of common pediatric acute and chronic diseases.  The program then extends to prepare the pediatric nurse practitioner to work in an acute care setting to care for children with acute, complex, critical and complex conditions.  Development of advanced pediatric skills is designed throughout the program to enhance history intake, physical examinations, diagnosing, developing a plan of care and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 

Track Coordinator: Michael Anthony Maymi DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Progression in advanced practice nursing tracks requires supervised and precepted experience in specialized clinical settings. Students admitted to advance practice nursing tracks are advised that they may be required to travel to clinical sites for these experiences, and if unable to do so, progress in the curriculum will be delayed.