Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Graduate Certificate
ATTENTION GRADUATE NURSING APPLICANTS:
Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) https://portal.nursingcas.org. 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/grad_checklist.html.
The Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate program is offered to individuals who have completed a master's degree in nursing and who desire to obtain specialized knowledge to seek certification as a PNP. All of the courses award academic credit from The University of Toledo. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take national PNP certification examinations. The curriculum includes a minimum of 500 contact hours for clinical practice and laboratory experiences. Students should matriculate fall of even numbered years.
- Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education.
- Overall grade point average of 3.0
- Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must stated the Master's degree earned.
- Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.
- Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of the NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo" *
- Current resume or CV
- Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Documents Upload" section of NursingCAS. *
- Three recommendation forms completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
- To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.
- Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
- Computer competency that includes Word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
- The Graduate Record Exams (General Subject GRE) and TOEFL* or IELTS* are required for international applicants.
*Minimum required test scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html
- Interview if requested.
- Admission is competitive
- 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.
*Applicants must attach the file on designations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.
|Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|NURS5680||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology*||
|NURS5740||Advanced Health Assessment (4 lab hours/week)*||
|Spring Semester - (odd years only)|
|Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|NURS5810||PNP I: Care of Children and Concepts of Wellness (180 clinical hours)||
|Fall Semester - (odd years only)|
|NURS5820||PNP II: Common Acute and Stable Chronic Illnesses (180 clinical hours)||
|Spring Semester - (even years only)|
|NURS5830||PNP III: Complex Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities (180 clinical hours)||
Total Semester Credits 21
|*If the course was completed greater than 5 years prior to matriculation, the course must be repeated.|