PEDIATRIC POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
The post-graduate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed to prepare experienced nurses for career advancement in caring for patients in a pediatric primary care setting. Clinical courses build on existing skills and broaden knowledge base related to care of children essential to independent or collaborative practice in primary care settings. Students work with physicians and nurse practitioner preceptors in a wide variety of clinical agencies and practice settings.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate is 30 credits and 610 clinical hours. The minimum time for program completion is 1.5 years, and students have up to five years to complete certificate requirements from first enrollment. Support courses are offered on-campus at Villanova University or online, while clinical courses are taught on-site.
Advanced Physical Assessment
Health Promotion of the Growing Child
Clinical Management in Pediatric Primary Care I
Practicum in Clinical Managment in Pediatric Primary Care I (305 hours clinical)
Issues in Adolescents
Practicum in Clinical Managment of Pediatric Primary Care II
Clinical Managment of Pediatric Primary Care III
Practicum in Clinical Managment in Pediatric Primary Care III (305 hours clinical)