Thinking about a career as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)? Explore your options below then visit the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board website to find accredited programs and learn about certification. To learn about becoming a PNP, visit the Institute of Pediatric Nursing website.
PRIMARY CARE PROGRAMS
Primary Care PNPs provide care to children from birth through young adult. These PNPs have in-depth knowledge and experience in pediatric primary health care including well child care and prevention and management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions.
ACUTE CARE PROGRAMS
Acute Care PNPs provide family-centered and culturally respectful care for pediatric patients with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings. The patients they see may have life-threatening illnesses or organ dysfunction and failure.
DUAL AC/PC PROGRAMS
Dual acute care and primary care PNPs have received the education and certification for both types of programs. These PNPs choose to be prepared to provide care to children and adolescents across the entire continuum of health from wellness to acute care.