Flexible Studies/Degree Options
The 47-hour graduate program can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or may be pursued part-time. The MSN-MPH dual degree program option is also available to students.
Graduates are required to complete 780 hours of directly supervised clinical practice. Clinical sites include, but are not limited to, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital, and various other pediatric and neonatal clinics in Macon and the metropolitan-Atlanta area.
The program is individually tailored to meet each student’s unique needs, whether through clinical placements or clinical preceptors who meet each student’s particular educational needs. Students are provided with a broad range of clinical experiences by rotating through a wide variety of specialty well-child and acute and critical care clinical sites.
The program prepares students to take the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner certification exam administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Graduates provide comprehensive, holistic, family-centered, and developmentally based care to children and their families in rural, underserved, and metropolitan inpatient health care centers. Former students are employed as practitioners in pediatric care units, renal and cardiac transplantation units, PICUs, ERs, and other health care settings.
DNP Program Option
This specialty is also offered in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) format.