Brochure Page - DNP PNP

Brochure Page - DNP PNP

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice—Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP PNP) track offers both a Primary Care track and a dual Primary/Acute Care track to prepare versatile specialized nursing professionals for a variety of care environments.

Two entry options are available:



75 Credits
Just over 3 years to completion
$1,100 per credit hour

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Post-Master's DNP (Coming Soon)

31-37 Credits
2 years to completion
$1,100 per credit hour

Fast Facts
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement for Primary Care track: 1,125 hours; Acute Care track: 600 hours
  • Primary Care track: 75 credits; Acute Care track: 14 credits
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three intakes per year
  • Program is accredited by the CCNE
  • Program length may vary depending on background
Admission Requirements

To be considered for enrollment in the DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty) 
  • Current unencumbered RN license 
  • GRE or MAT not required
Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost per credit hour is $1,100 for the DNP-PNP program. Cost varies depending on the overall credits required to complete your degree, as well as any transfer credits.

To calculate the total tuition cost for your specific degree path, Schedule an Appointment or contact an Enrollment Advisor today at 888-227-5901.

Accreditation & Rankings
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Baylor University is distinguished in healthcare and business, preparing students with the skills and knowledge to stand out in the industry. 

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing is nationally recognized and:

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Recognized as one of the top educational institutions in the nation, ranking at #76 in National Universities on U.S. News & World Report 2021 list
  • Ranked by as the #10 Best Nursing College in Texas.
About Baylor University

Established in 1845, Baylor University is Texas’ oldest continuously operating University. With more than 170 years of educational excellence, Baylor University is a nationally recognized and respected institution of higher learning.

At Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, we provide students with a competitively robust education through the integration of faith and academic excellence. Baylor nurses have been called to make a difference and care for others. Our distinguished reputation exemplifies our motto:

  • Learn: Significantly contributes to the nursing profession through clinical practice, education, and teaching, administrative leadership, research, writing, publishing and/or healthcare innovation.
  • Lead: Demonstrates leadership in community affairs, nursing professional organizations and in the growth and development of others in these areas.
  • Serve: Positively promotes and advances the nursing profession in the community through volunteering and/or outreach efforts.
Values & Mission

At Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, it’s our mission to prepare Baylor nurses who can make an impact at the highest levels of healthcare and in the world around them.

Graduates possess the skills to become agents of change, advocates and transformative leaders in whichever environment they choose to work. They are nurses who understand the bigger picture and are able to influence both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare and nursing.

NUR 5305 Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management I: Primary Care

Designed to prepare the pediatric nurse practitioner student to address the primary health care needs of children and adolescents by utilizing patient-and-family centered care. The focus is on normal growth and development, health promotion, and health maintenance of children from birth to adolescence, within the context of the family.

NUR 5307 Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management II: Acute and Common Health Needs

Designed to prepare the pediatric nurse practitioner student to address acute and common health care needs of children and adolescents by utilizing patient-and-family centered care. The focus is on health promotion, health maintenance, and management of acute and common health issues in children from birth to adolescence, within the context of the family.

NUR 6309 Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I

Designed to prepare the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner student to identify and address potential and actual health care needs of the acutely ill or injured child. The focus is on clinical judgment, decision-making, and procedural skills for delivering complex acute, critical, and chronic health care to ill or injured children, within the context of the family.

NUR 5280 Health Informatics & Innovation in Technology

This course focuses on obtaining, analyzing, and using information to make patient centered decisions and solve problems. The integration of current and emerging technologies into practice to enhance care outcomes is explored.

NUR 5452 Advanced Health Assessment/Promotion/Disease Prevention

Expansion of prerequisite knowledge of health and physical assessment. Comprehensive physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural assessments across the life span are studied. Health promotion and disease prevention during life transitions are incorporated into the assessment process. Advanced health assessment and disease prevention concepts and techniques are practiced. Beginning technical skills used in clinical diagnostic procedures are included.

Upcoming Start Dates
  • Next Application Deadline: November 22nd, 2021
  • Next Start Date: January 10th, 2022