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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

Duke University

Master Online
24 months
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57900 USD/year
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About

The Master in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (PNP–PC) program at Duke University prepares pediatric nurses to provide comprehensive primary health care to children of all ages. 

Overview

The curriculum of this Master in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (PNP–PC) program emphasizes content areas such as health maintenance, prevention, management of common acute and chronic pediatric illnesses, behavioral issues, and patient/family education. Emphasis is placed on family-centered culturally sensitive care.

You will receive one-on-one clinical practice experience in diverse settings such as community pediatric practices, school-based health clinics, health departments, and hospital ambulatory settings.

As a graduate you are prepared to provide comprehensive primary health care to children of all ages in a variety of settings ranging from private practice to community and school-based healthcare settings. Some of our graduates decide to work in pediatric specialty services.

Highlights

  • Program ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Program ranked #1 2020 Best Online Nursing major by U.S. News & World Report

  • Flexible matriculation plans with part-time and full-time study options

  • Post-master’s certificate program of study available

  • State-of-the-art simulation laboratory helps students gain confidence in practicing advanced procedures.

  • On-campus experiences are planned for each clinical course in the major.

  • Clinically active faculty engaged as advanced practice pediatric nurses

  • Program recognized by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

  • Eligible to apply for national certification as a CPNP-PC by the PNCB and AACN

Our Pediatric Nurse Practioner - Primary Care program at Duke University is distance-based with successful students who have a strong clinical foundation. You can be considered if you do not have pediatric experience; however, it's highly recommended for you to have at least one year of pediatric (including neonatal) work experience prior to starting the program. If you are admitted without work experience, at least one year of pediatric work experience will be required prior to beginning the clinical course sequence. At the time of application, you must have a current Basic Life Support certificate and maintain it throughout the program of study. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certificate is strongly encouraged, but not required.

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
  • Infant, Child, and Adolescent Advanced Development & Behavioral Health 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Pediatric Patients

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

49 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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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

  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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