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MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care Curriculum

Designed to achieve your ultimate goal of becoming a primary care PNP. Our curriculum ensures that you will be prepared – more than prepared – you will thrive.

Designed with you in mind.

You will start your experience at UNM in an orientation with all of our incoming Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner students. Building your interprofessional community. And continue your first term before breaking out into your concentration cohorts – pediatric nurse practitioner.

Clinical experiences will help you apply what you have learned into practice. All while gaining skills that help you be an effective nurse practitioner.

Our Curriculum

  • NURS 501 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 503 Research in Nursing - MSN Core Online (3)
  • NURS 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 539 Advanced Pediatric Health and Developmental Assessment - APRN Core (3 credits, 2  didactic, 1 clinical (lab) and 50 clinical hours (lab))
  • NURS 543 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics- APRN Core (3)
  • NURS 525 Primary Care Concepts (3)
  • NURS 505 Health Care Policy, Systems & Financing for Advanced Practice Roles - MSN Core (3)
  • NURS 549 Adolescent Health (3 credits - 1.5 didactic, 1.5 clinical and 75 clinical hours)
    Elective (optional)
  • NURS 538 Case Studies in Diagnostic Reasoning (1)
  • NURS 542 Primary Care Pediatrics I (4 credits - 2 didactic, 2 clinical and 100 clinical hours)
  • NURS 546 Primary Care Pediatrics II (5 credits – 2 didactic, 3 clinical and 150 clinical hours)
  • NURS 547 Pediatric Chronic Illness/Special Needs (4 credits - 3 didactic, 1 clinical and 50 clinical hours)
  • NURS 554 The Evidence Base for APRN Primary Care Practice (1)
  • NURS 594 Advanced Practice Seminar (1)
  • NURS 597 Applied Examination (1)
  • NURS 595 Advanced Nursing Field Work (7 clinical credits 350 clinical hours)

Upon completion of the curriculum you with finish with 48 credits, 725 clinical hours and 50 lab/simulation hours total.

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Our Clinical Experiences

From outpatient clinics to schools and everything in between. You will have diverse clinical experiences from our highly qualified preceptors – faculty in the community. Your faculty liaison and our staff will support you along the way.

Simulating Real-World Experiences

From assessments to tele-health, our simulation labs allow for clinical experiences in a safe, low risk environment.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Program

Learn more about our program, what to expect in your education and how we prepare for your career.

Your Questions Answered

PNP-PC Program Contact

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Concentration Coordinator, Lecturer I 
Tamara Hall, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 216
1 University of New Mexico

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