Two entry options are available:
To learn more about the entry options, please get in touch with our Enrollment Advisors
BSN to DNP
Just over 3 years to completion
Post-Master's DNP (coming soon)
2 years to completion
Expand Your Scope through a Dual-Track PNP Program
Prepare for a role as a pediatric nurse practitioner in both primary and acute environments, which gives you advanced knowledge and a wide range of opportunities.
Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance
- BSN from an accredited school of nursing
- 3.0 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)
- Unencumbered RN license
- No GRE or MAT required
Clinical Placements Provided
At Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, we strongly believe in setting our students up for success. That's why we collaborate with you to identify clinical sites and preceptors for clinical rotations. Additionally, clinical placement sites may be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation. If you already have a placement site or preceptor in mind, we encourage you to refer them to our placement team to secure. Download the DNP-PNP brochure for more information.
The online DNP-PNP program offers primary and acute tracks to prepare versatile, specialized nursing professionals for a variety of care environments. The advanced curriculum focuses on primary healthcare needs of children and adolescents, utilizing patient-and-family centered care within the context of the family unit, and complex acute, critical, or chronic illness for pediatric patients.
NUR 5305 Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management I: Primary Care
Next Application Deadline: November 29th, 2020
Next Start Date: January 11th, 2021
NUR 5307 Advanced Pediatric Health Care Management II: Acute and Common Health Needs
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 6309 Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I
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.
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.
The Future for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Become an innovative nurse leader and a holistic caregiver who can shape the future of healthcare. Baylor nurses stand out and exceed expectations by connecting academic excellence with spiritual growth.
Need for Pediatric Care
Approximately one million children have no access to a pediatrician:
- Specifically, in lower-income and rural areas
- A majority of FNPs report their total pediatric population to be less than 25%
- Only 8% of PNPs are certified to provide acute care, yet 22% report practicing in inpatient settings
- Chronic illness among children has increased by 400% since 1960
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