The primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program prepares graduates to provide health care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The program emphasis is on health promotion, prevention, and management of acute, episodic, and stable chronic illnesses. PNPs work in pediatric offices and clinics, school based health centers, emergency departments and subspecialty practices. They provide routine health maintenance including well child exams and developmental screenings, diagnose and treat common illnesses, provide anticipatory guidance regarding common health concerns, provide immunizations, perform school physicals, interpret results from lab and diagnostic tests, and order medications and therapeutic treatments.
The program curriculum is based on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) core competencies and the Core Curriculum for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner recommendations from the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The program is approved by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and graduates are eligible to take the primary care PNP exam.
General Information about PNPs: http://www.napnap.org
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
9605 Medical Center Drive Sutie 250
Rockville, MD 20850