As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, you will assist with health promotion, illness prevention, risk identification and the acute and chronic care of children from birth to age 21. Students in this concentration are trained to serve children within the context of their families and provide individualized and culturally competent care.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners often work in doctor's offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics and specialty clinics, such as cardiology and gastroenterology, home health care settings and schools.
Primary job responsibilities of a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner include:
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration at Kent State offers students:
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration is known for its intellectual rigor and clinical quality. This concentration has been accredited by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) since 1992 and by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) since 2002
This advanced nursing practice (APRN) concentration is also offered at the doctoral level. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, the terminal practice degree in nursing, is recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing because "the changing demands in healthcare require the highest level of practice experience to assure quality patient outcomes. "
Kent State's DNP program is offered at both the post-baccalaureate and post-master's levels.
Kent State's College of Nursing offers post-master's nursing certificate programs for individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing.
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