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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care

Duke University

24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
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The Master in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care program at Duke University is specifically designed to prepare you to meet the needs of infants and children with complex and rapidly changing clinical conditions across acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on family-centered, culturally sensitive care.


You will receive one-on-one clinical practice experience in diverse settings such as pediatric intensive care units, pediatric surgery, pediatric step-down units, inpatient units, emergency departments, pediatric/neonatal transport, and ambulatory, rehabilitative, and specialty-based clinics.

As a graduate of this Master in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care, you are prepared to work with patients and families in a variety of pediatric acute care settings including specialty clinics, in-patient/hospitalist services, emergency departments, intensive care units and as part of critical care transport teams.


  • Only Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care program in North Carolina

  • The seven-semester program is designed to allow you to continue building your nursing experience while pursuing your advanced practice degree

  • Pediatric-focused coursework in growth and development, health assessment and physical examination, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and management of acute, chronic, and critical illnesses in infants, children, and adolescents

  • The Center for Nursing Discovery, our state-of-the-art simulation center, allows opportunities for you to gain confidence in practicing advanced procedures, acute care clinical management strategies and PNP-AC role transitions

  • Clinically active faculty are national leaders in the pediatric acute care community

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care program offered by Duke University is distance-based. Successful students in this advanced practice program have a strong clinical foundation. You must have at least one year of acute care pediatric nursing experience. At the time of application, you must have a current Pediatric Advanced Life Support certificate and maintain it throughout the program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nurse as Scholar I: Science Development, Study Design & Statistics
  • Nurse as Scholar II: Evidence-based Practice
  • Population Health in a Global Society
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning in APN
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care Essentials
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care Essentials: Clinical
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Acute Care Pediatric Patients 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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