Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric acute care nurse practitioners care for acutely ill, critically ill, and chronically ill children and their families in various practice settings, including but not limited to inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, emergency departments, and home care settings. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide expert clinical care to meet the specialized physiological and psychological needs of children and adolescents with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions and/or urgent, emergent, and life-threatening conditions.

As part of a world-class academic health center and network of interdisciplinary health care centers, the UF College of Nursing offers pediatric acute care nurse practitioner students access to a unique variety of clinical experiences ranging from work in acute care hospitals to family practices, as well as a wealth of expert pediatric nursing faculty and technological resources. The UF Health Shands Hospital for Children provides acute care PNP students with special opportunities for clinical experiences.

  • For the Pediatric Acute Care NP track, at least one year of pediatric acute care experience is required. ICU/Emergency Department experience is preferred.

Graduates are eligible for national certification as pediatric acute care nurse practitioners by the Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNCB).

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

* Students admitted prior to Fall 2024 will adhere to their initial curriculum plan based on their catalog year.

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

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