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:
BSN to DNP
Just over 3 years to completion
$1,100 per credit hour
Post-Master's DNP (Coming Soon)
2 years to completion
$1,100 per credit hour
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
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.
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 Best-Nursing-Colleges.com 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
Clinical Placement Support
Baylor University is proud to provide Clinical Placement Support Services for the Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. Our goal is to collaborate with you in finding high-quality clinical placement options to help you apply newly gained knowledge, values, and skills from the classroom into the field. We help to take the stress out of the process so that you can focus on your coursework and are prepared and equipped to be a change agent in your field.
Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Placement Services
What Courses Are Required for the Online DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Hours?
Baylor University’ Online DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program requirements for clinical hours are:
PRIMARY CARE TRACK
NUR 5100 - Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management I: Practicum
NUR 5200 - Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management II: Practicum
NUR 5309 - Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management III: Practicum
NUR 5400 - PNP Primary Care Residency
NUR 6V76 - Advanced Practice Nursing Residency
ACUTE CARE TRACK
NUR 6310 - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I: Practicum
NUR 6406 - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Practicum
How Does the Clinical Placement Process Work?
Shortly after enrollment, you will be provided with a placement intake form you are required to complete that captures your competencies, experience, and placement preferences.
Baylor University will collaborate with you to identify a quality placement site and preceptor. While the placement team is securing sites and preceptors, you will be responsible for completing clinical clearance requirements in preparation for placement, including:
You will not be permitted to begin your placement rotations without your clearances complete. Once the sites have been approved by the School of Nursing, Baylor University will share the placement site details with you prior to placement.
Do I Have to do Anything After I Complete the Intake Form?
The Placement team will ensure your clinical site and preceptor are located within your regional area and meet all the requirements - from restricted settings and support to education and experience. Once you have received your site information, your only responsibility will be to contact the site and discuss your clinic hours.
What Tools Will Be Available to Support Me During My Clinicals?
Clinical faculty and your preceptor will be your primary support during clinical rotation courses. You will also record your assessment /recommendations in SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan) Notes. This will be reviewed and critiqued so you can achieve better practice methods.
How Will I Be Evaluated and What Will I Learn?
You will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. There are no letter grades given during clinicals. With the repetition of practice and assessment, as well as a variety of patient cases, you will learn the clinical skills necessary to confidently pursue a career providing primary care.
DNP-PNP Course Curriculum
Online DNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Outcomes
The online DNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program outcomes are designed to meet the standards of core competencies established and regulated by the CCNE.
Pediatric Primary Care Track
Address primary health care needs of children and adolescents, utilizing patient-and-family centered care within the context of the family unit
Build knowledge of normal growth and development, health promotion, and health maintenance of children from birth to adolescence
Understand health promotion, health maintenance, and management of common pediatric health issues
Learn how to identify and address potential and actual chronic health needs of pediatric patients
Examine the relationship between genes, environment, and health in a pediatric context
Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Track
Provide care for pediatric patients who have complex acute, critical, or chronic illness in settings including hospitals, intensive care units, and emergency departments
Develop clinical judgment, decision-making, and procedural skills for delivering complex acute, critical, and chronic health care to ill or injured children
Learn how to identify and address potential and actual health care needs of the acutely ill or injured child
Master essential competencies to meet the specialized needs of infants and children with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions
Meet Your Advisor
We’re with you every step of the way. Schedule an appointmentwith one of our dedicated Enrollment Advisors so you can learn more about the DNP-PNP program with Baylor University.