College of Nursing

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Graduate Certificate

ATTENTION GRADUATE NURSING APPLICANTS:

Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com. A supplemental application is also required and can be found at http://apply.utoledo.edu. Program admission cycle information posted at http://www.utoledo.edu/nursing/howtoapply.html.

The Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice, and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as a PCPNP. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national PCPNP certification examinations. The curriculum includes a minimum of 540 clock hours for clinical practice. Students should matriculate fall of even numbered years.

Admission Requirements:

  • Earned master’s in nursing or doctorate in nursing practice from an accredited nursing program.
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
  • Current resume or CV.
  • Three recommendations completed by professional sources graduate-level nursing preferred)
  • Official transcripts from all previous graduate coursework.
  • Transcripts must indicate completion at graduate level advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment with a grade of B or higher in each course.
  • Interview, if requested.
  • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (BCII & FBI) & are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.

Admission is competitive

For international applicants:  The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL are required. Minimum required test scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html

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Prerequisites

  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Curriculum:

Semester I - Summer
Course # Course Title Credit
NURS5810 PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness (180 clinical hours)

6

Semester II - Fall
NURS5820 PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses (180 clinical hours)

6

Semester III - Spring
NURS5830 PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities (180 clinical hours)

6

Total Semester Credits  18

Last Updated: 11/21/18