The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate is a 4-semester, part-time opportunity for the working RN. Web delivery of course content is complemented with campus experiences for learning and demonstrating health assessment skills. The PNP certificate is not offered every year. Interested applicants should contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Affaris to verify that the certificate will be offered at the time of application. Graduates of the PNP specialty are registered nurses who have advance education in pediatric nursing beyond the initial registered nurse preparation. As a PNP student, you will receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with children and families by focusing on prevention, health maintenance and education, and diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health conditions among well and ill children of all ages. To qualify for entry into the PNP Graduate Certificate program, you must have an MS degree in nursing. The program requires a minimum of 26 credits and 720 clinical hours.