University of South Florida College of NursingTRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE, TRANSFORMING LIVES -
CREATING THE NURSING LEADERS OF TOMORROW AND THE RESEARCH THAT IMPROVES HEALTH
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners promote wellness and disease prevention,
treat illness, and manage chronic illness of infants, children, adolescents and their families. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner provides health care to children from birth through age 21 in a variety of settings from the primary care office, to clinics and hospitals. As a USF Pediatric Nurse Practitioner you will be prepared to implement evidence-based practice guidelines and to critically analyze and adapt health care interventions based on the individual needs of each patient. USF will prepare you with the knowledge of the specific healthcare issues of people from diverse populations and to practice as part of an interprofessional healthcare team. Make a difference to individuals and groups of workers as a USF Pediatric Nurse Practitioner! Why Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?
»Make a difference in the life of the child, their family or caregiver
»Manage the full spectrum of healthcare: common, chronic & prevention
»Provide healthcare across the continuum from infants to adolescents
»Implement patient-centered, evidence-based treatment strategies
»Promote disease prevention and cost effective health management
»Practice in a variety of pediatric health care settings
»Practice in a interprofessional healthcare team for optimal patient care
»USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation
»USF is ranked 8th as an ‘up and coming’ university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges
»USF ranks among Forbes America’s Best Colleges 2011
»USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S. Why USF Nursing?
»One of only four PNP programs in Florida recognized by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
»Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience
»Graduates are prepared to sit for national certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
The College of Nursing’s advisors are ready and standing by to speak with you about this out-of-the-box Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. USF Nursing is Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health.
Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, College of Nursing
USF Health lives its mission of Making Life Better. We are taking an active role in breaking through barriers of traditional healthcare models through interprofessional education and
research involving everyone in USF Health: Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy.”
- Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, Morsani College of Medicine
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are prepared at USF to take on the full scope of the role, providing healthcare to children of all ages, diverse populations and cultures, and to become leaders in interprofessional healthcare teams. USF PNPs are well prepared and consistently score high on national certification exams, and the USF PNP concentration is one of only four in Florida recognized by the p
ediatric Nursing Certification Board. If you have a passion for pediatric healthcare, and the drive to become the best, then you need to be in the USF Pediatric Nurse Practitioner master’s program!
- Kennel, Susan E. PhD, PNP, FAANP
Concentration Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) USF College of Nursing
At USF, Pediatric NPs will be prepared not only to deal with the unique healthcare needs of children, their families and caregivers - but will also be prepared to manage patient care as part of interprofessional teams required to handle the complex demands of prevention, diagnoses and treatment of illness. The faculty and program at USF are the best anywhere. Our PNPs are highly sought professionals, so if you want the best join the Bulls at USF!
- Brian Graves, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC Assistant Dean, Master’s Program USF College of Nursing
Finish in 2 Easy Steps!
Bold curriculum designed for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Part time students can complete entire program in 7 semesters
45 credit hours
Full time plans available
STEP 1 - Complete core
Graduate/Advanced Nursing Core Courses
»Health Promotion Theories and Strategies
»Physiology & Pathophysiology
»Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
»Research and Evidence Based Practice
»Systems & Populations in Healthcare
»Organizational & Professional Dimensions
»Health Assessment: Advanced Generalist
»Advanced Diagnostics & Procedures
STEP 2 - Complete Pediatric
Pediatric clinical courses
»Primary Care of Children and Adolescents I
»Primary Care of Children and Adolescents II
»Primary Care of Children and Adolescents:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
“PNPs serve as pediatric health care
providers for well and ill children of all ages.
Many parents choose a PNP as their child’s
health care provider knowing they will
receive individualized quality health care.
PNPs may practice in a variety of settings
that include but are not limited to primary
care settings, such as pediatric offices or
clinics, as well as acute care settings, such
as hospitals, surgical centers or speciality
- What is a PNP?
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners October 3, 2011
You are ready, and so are we!
Apply online today!
Transform Healthcare, Transform Lives
as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner!
We had the equipment and tools we needed to be successful, not to just get by. But the mind set instructors gave us was to be aware that in nursing you have to think outside of the box. The USF PNP program prepared me to be successful in an environment where there are many disadvantages and to turn them into opportunities to make the quality of life in a small community better. In rural medicine you have to figure out how to get things done and still provide the best care. The USF College of Nursing is first-rate!”
– Neil Melvin, MSN, ARNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Horizon Pediatrics, Live Oak, FL
I am proud to have coordinated the first Pediatric Nurse Practit
ioner Boot Camp at the USF Nursing Virtual Simulation Center, with hands-o
n pediatric and adolescent clinical assessment skills to familiarize studen
ts with the components of infant, pediatric, and adolescent physical exams. The boot camp provides nurse practitioner students with hands-on skills,
comfort and confidence, and also provides a forum where they can ask fac
ulty questions and receive feedback in a nonthreatening and non-pres
sure atmosphere. This is one of many out-of-the-box initiatives that
make USF Nursing the only place for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner educati
– Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC Coordinator, Graduate Simulation USF College of Nursing
“I began my career as a maternal child staff nurse working in the high risk obstetrics unit at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Six years later, I received my master’s degree with a focus in pediatrics from the USF College of Nursing. I was able to apply what I learned to implement the Mothers’ Own Milk program on the importance of breast feeding at St. Joseph’s funded by the March of Dimes. It was a transformation process and, I realized I could be a leader - You don’t have to be in a position of authority to be a leader.”
– Jessica Gordon, MS, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CLC Lactation Coordinator
Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying:
»Bachelor’s degree (BS) with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
»Competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher on all upper level baccalaureate coursework
»Evidence of current RN Licensure in good standing
Dual degrees applicants may have additional requirements from the College of Public Health.
If you are an RN with a bachelor degree in a major other than nursing, you may also apply. Additional course requirements may apply, and our admissions team will be happy to discuss this option.
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We are nationally accredited by:
»The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the BS, MS and DNP levels
»The Council for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
We are fully approved by:
»The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
»The Florida Board of Nursing
The University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels.
»PhD programs are approved by the USF Graduate School.
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