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About the Online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree

Why Pursue a Christian MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Degree?

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 MSN 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.

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A limited number of $3,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!

Top 5 in Ohio

U.S. News & World Report listed Cedarville University’s online graduate nursing program in the top 100 programs nationally and top 5 in Ohio.

For more information related to our MSN degree programs, visit our Insights Blog where you can read interesting posts like Balancing Job, Family, and Grad School: 5 Principles for Christian Nurses.

What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Advanced Practice

    Cedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Online

    All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

Online Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Highlights

Convenient — All MSN courses are offered in an online format with part-time and full-time completion options. The Christian Pediatric Nurse Practitioner area of focus has four required on-campus experiences for Clinical Orientation (two days each, for a total of eight days), NSG-6800, NSG-6810, NSG-6820, and NSG-6830.

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.

Affordable — Cedarville’s MSN PNP program has the lowest cost of all graduate nurse practitioner programs in the state of Ohio. Financial aid, including scholarships, is also available.

Certification and Licensure — As a graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) area of focus, you will be qualified to seek national certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

What Can You Do With a Christian MSN PNP 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 MSN 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.

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.

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 800 supervised direct clinical hours.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

MSN Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, January, or May.

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 MSN  part-time and  full-time completion options.

Diagram of the progression and increasing specificity of course studies in MSN as represented by a pyramid.

Sample Courses:

  • Advanced Concepts and Practice in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Advanced Concepts and Practice Pediatric Disease Management

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Contacts

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Kim Higginbotham, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, PNP Area of Focus Coordinator


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Aimee Wallis

Graduate Enrollment Advisor Nursing and Online Ministry Programs


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