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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP)

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Provide pediatric primary care for children from infancy through young adulthood

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP-PC) provide pediatric primary care in a variety of health care settings, including, but not limited to, private practice, ambulatory and school-based clinics, home, hospital, and subspecialty clinics.

The PNP-PC program prepares students to provide comprehensive primary healthcare to children of all ages, with an emphasis on health maintenance, prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, behavioral issues, and patient/ family education.  

Completion of the program enables graduates to be licensed and eligible for national certification (PCNB and AANP) as a PNP and practice in various pediatric settings.

Molloy University PCNB 2022 first time candidate pass rate for PNP - 100%

 If interested, Molloy also offers a Post Baccalaureate in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pathway. Post Baccalaureate to DNP


Learn more about our Masters in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program!

  • Required Courses

    Core Courses  - 9 Credits

    • NUR 5051 Theoretical Applications in Transformative Leadership – 3 credits
    • NUR 5052 Reflective Practice and Advocacy – 3 credits
    • NUR 5053 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 3 credits


    Advanced Practice Core Courses - 12 Credits

    • NUR 5240 Advanced Pathophysiology – 3 credits
    • NUR 5730 Pharmacotherapeutics – 3 credits
    • NUR 5723 PNP Advanced Physical Assessment (45 clinical/lab hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5831 Role of Nurse Practitioner – 3 credits


    PNP Program Courses - 15 Credits

    • NUR 5660 PNP: Practicum in Primary Care I (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5670 PNP: Practicum in Primary Care II (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5680 PNP: Practicum in Primary Care III (155 clinical hours) – 2 credits
    • NUR 5770 PNP: Diagnostic Reasoning (90 clinical hours) – 3 credits
    • NUR 5841 PNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics I – 2 credits
    • NUR 5851 PNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics II – 2 credits
    • NUR 5861 PNP: Diagnostics and Therapeutics III – 2 credits


    Elective - 6 Credits required

    Total Credits - 42

  • Catalog Course Descriptions

    For more information and course descriptions visit our Graduate Course Catalog.

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care - M.S.
  • Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP Pathway

    Designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers, the post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is a 5 year part time program where you will receive an advanced practice certification and registration as a nurse practitioner and obtain your DNP Degree.

    Post Baccalaureate Degree to DNP
  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Program

    Already have your nursing masters? Further advance your career with a post-masters certificate. Molloy offers programs in nursing administration with informatics, adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner primary care, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and nursing education.

    Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program - PNP