Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Program (PNP-AC)

The acute care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program prepares graduates to provide health care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness in a variety of health care settings.  PNPs work as part of an inter-professional team to provide evidence based care for these patients who may have life-threatening illness and organ dysfunction or failure. Practice settings include hospitals, intensive care units, sub specialty clinics, emergency departments, and the patient’s home.

The program curriculum is based on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) core competencies and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) position statement on the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. The program is approved by the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board (PNCB) and graduates are eligible to take the acute care PNP exam.


General Information about PNPs:


Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

9605 Medical Center Drive   Suite 250

Rockville, MD  20850