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Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nursing offers students with a doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A D.N.P. or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where post-secondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate. Each applicant's curriculum is unique and based on the applicant's previous D.N.P. degree and coursework; final coursework decisions are made by the faculty adviser.
Courses may include:
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children (3.0 cr)
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac (1.0 cr)
 
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NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age specific, family-centered, assessment, prevention and health promotion services for infants through adolescents. Comprehensive health supervision. Critical thinking and advanced practice nursing interventions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6921, instr consent
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age-specific, family-centered nursing assessment and interventions to promote wellness for infants through adolescence. Compiling and evaluating advanced nursing interventions for disease prevention and health promotion. Models of primary prevention. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6920, instr consent
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Children and youth with special health care needs. Growth and development, pathophysiology, and specific conditions within a holistic, family-centered, community based, culturally competent, coordinated approach to assessment and intervention. prereq: instr consent
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Research-based evaluation/management of psychologic and physiologic responses to chronic illness of children and youth. Developing theory-based systems of nursing care that are holistic, family-centered, community-based, culturally-competent, and coordinated. prereq: 6924 or instr consent
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth, systemic, and theory-based study of family health assessment methods/intervention models. Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925] or instr consent
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. Prepares nurses to become members of an interdisciplinary team, working with families with special health care needs from diverse cultural backgrounds. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7926] or instr consent