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Dual Pediatric Acute/Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The dual concentration in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner prepares graduates to write both national certification examinations. Because this is a full-time only plan of study, students should thoughtfully consider their time commitments and career goals before applying to the dual concentration. Please refer to the descriptions of the individual concentrations. 

Dual Pediatric Acute/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Course Requirements (Full-time)

Dual Pede DNP Courses 

  Fall Year 1 

Course ID Course name Credit Hours
NSG 827 Epidemiology for Clinical Practice 3 (3-0)
NSG 910 Philosophy of Science and Theory in Nursing  4 (4-0)
NSG 877 Healthcare Economics 3 (3-0)
NSG 947  DNP Project Seminar I 1 (1-0)
   Total 11 (11-0)

  Spring Year 1

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
NSG 831

Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology

3 (3-0)
NSG 830 Advanced Pharmacology 3 (3-0)
NSG 824 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis 3 (2-1) 
  Total  9 (8-1)

  Fall Year 2  

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
PNP 811 Pediatric Primary Care Health Promotion 4 (2-2)
NSG 948  DNP Project Design and Methods  2 (2-0) 
PNP 807  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care
in Advanced Pediatrics Nursing
3 (3-0)
  Total 9 (7-2)

  Spring Year 2 

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
PNP 803  Advanced Primary Care Pediatrics I  4 (4-0)
PNP 804  Advanced Primary Care Pediatrics I Practicum  4 (0-4) 
NSG 876  Leadership and Health Policy 3 (3-0) 
  Total 11 (7-4)

  Fall Year 3

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
PNP 805  Advanced Primary Care Pediatrics II  4 (4-0) 
PNP 806 Advanced Primary Care Pediatrics II Practicum 4 (0-4)
NSG 949 DNP Project Implementation and Evaluation  2 (2-0)
  Total 10 (6-4)

   Spring Year 3

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
PANP 809 Acute and Complex Pediatrics  4 (2-2)
NSG 855  DNP Advanced Professional Roles  2 (2-0) 
NSG 950   DNP Project Seminar II 1 (1-0)
  Total  7 (5-2)

  Fall Year 4

Course ID  Course Name Credit Hours
PANP 806   Advanced Acute Care Pediatrics III 3 (3-0) 
PANP 807 Advanced Acute Care Pediatrics
Nursing Practicum III
4 (0-4)
  Total 7 (3-4)

1020 Clinical Hours                                                                                Course total 64 (47-17)

 

 

Individual course details and descriptions can be viewed in the College of Nursing section of the 2020-2021 Academic Bulletin.

Technical and Performance Standards

​All students in the DNP Dual Concentration: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Pediatric Primary Care Practitioner Program must meet the Technical and Performance Standards for admission and progression.

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Technical and Performance Standards: All DNP Concentrations

In addition the technical and performance standards expected of all students in educational programs in the College of Nursing, students in the DNP program are also expected to possess the mental, auditory, visual, sensory, strength, manual dexterity, and communication skills to:

  1. Perform a systematic and complete history and physical examination on a client.
  2. Communicate significant examination findings to other professionals and client/family.
  3. Appropriately assess and record subjective and objective findings.
  4. Maintain effective relationships and interact appropriately with other professionals and clients/families, demonstrating skills of leadership collaborations and decisiveness.
  5. Accurately analyze alterations in functional patterns.
  6. Demonstrate advanced use of the nursing process: assess, develop, implement, educate and counsel clients, prescribe appropriate therapy, demonstrate self-care skills and evaluate appropriate plans of action for diagnosed problems.
  7. Maintain flexibility and emotional stability in response to novel, unique situations and stress.

Additional Technical and Performance Standards Specific to Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

  1. Anticipate common, acute, and life-threatening problems encountered in critically ill patients.
  2. Identify ethical issues in critical care practice and participate in ethical decision making using a systematic approach.
  3. Anticipate potential common, acute self-limiting, and selected chronic problems.
  4. Develop insight into one's own emotional functioning to evaluate the ability to provide therapeutic intervention for a client.

Technical and Performance Standards Specific to Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

  1. Anticipate potential common, acute self-limiting, and selected chronic problems.
  2. Develop insight into own emotional functioning to evaluate the ability to provide therapeutic intervention for a client.

If a student cannot fulfill these Technical and Performance Standards, with or without accommodations, at any time in the program, the student will be ineligible for admission or continued progression in the DNP Program. In addition to assuring that students can meet the intellectual, emotional, and physical criteria for the DNP Program, it is of utmost importance that students have the ability to provide for the safety and welfare of their patients and others. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, when appropriate, to help student meet these Technical and Professional Standards. Determination of eligibility and recommendations of accommodations must be made by Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion https://www.uthsc.edu/sassi/. Any student wishing accommodations must contact the university’s Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion at 901-448-5056 (email: SASSI@uthsc.edu).

Last Published: Oct 12, 2020