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M.S.N. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Area of Focus

About the M.S.N. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Area of Focus

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as an advanced practice nurse who leads with excellence and serves with Christian compassion?

Cedarville’s Christian M.S.N. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to provide primary care for children from birth to age 21 as you use nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ. Our affordable, accredited, and online nurse practitioner program includes assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of common acute and chronic health problems, health promotion, client and family education, and use of evidence-based practice for meeting the needs for primary care and prevention. The biblically integrated coursework will influence the care you provide as an advanced practice nurse.

Online Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Highlights

Convenient – All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of focus has eight required on-campus experiences for Clinical Orientation, NSG-6800, NSG-6810, NSG-6820, and NSG-6830.

Flexible – Part-time and full-time completion options.

Outstanding Christian Faculty – You will be taught and mentored by faculty members who have both high academic credentials and clinical experience. They are passionate about helping you use nursing as a ministry.

Certification and Licensure – Graduates of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) area of focus are qualified to seek national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Note: If you reside outside of Ohio you should contact your state board of nursing regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to licensure/clinical supervision and additional guidance before beginning the M.S.N. program. Unfortunately due to regulatory barriers we are NOT currently able to offer our M.S.N. program in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

What Can I Do With an M.S.N. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree?

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of focus prepares you as an advanced practice nurse to provide primary care for children from birth to age 21. As a graduate of the M.S.N. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  program, you will be qualified to seek national certification and employment as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of primary care settings in collaboration with a healthcare team.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

You will work collaboratively with students in online learning environment.  The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of focus has a total of 600 supervised direct clinical hours.

M.S.N. Program

The Cedarville University M.S.N. program prepares students for advanced practice with up-to-date facilities, hands-on experience, and the most current research.

MSN FNP graduate standing in front of hospital beds

Living Out Micah 6:8 as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Read how one M.S.N. FNP graduate is applying her knowledge and faith to make a difference in the physical and spiritual health of her patients.

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Program Faculty

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Kim Higginbotham, D.N.P., RN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS

Assistant Dean/Director of Graduate Programs, Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 318 A
  • Phone 937-766-3208
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Program Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours, 20 semester hours of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty courses, and 3 semester hours of a graduate-level Bible course (if this Bible requirement was not previously satisfied with an undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative).

See curriculum guides for further description of M.S.N. part-time and full-time completion options.

Diagram of the progression and increasing specificity of course studies in MSN as represented by a pyramid.
  • Advanced Concepts and Practice in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Advanced Concepts and Practice Pediatric Disease Management
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