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About the Program
This program prepares advanced-practice nurses to provide primary health care to children and young adults. Students take core courses covering theoretical foundations for nursing practice, health systems and models, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, nursing research and advanced health assessment. Clinical courses emphasize the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Distinctive features: offered on the Augusta campus and in the Georgia cities of Athens and Columbus via on-site faculty, distance-learning, interactive web instruction, and faculty in pediatric primary care practice.
The goals of the Nurse Practitioner Programs are to prepare graduates to:
- Evaluate and apply theories and research findings to the advanced practice of nursing.
- Collaborate with health care providers and consumers to design and initiate strategies to influence the nature and outcomes of health care services.
- Engage in advanced practice based on legal and ethical principles and professional standards of practice.
- Assume a leadership role in identifying and resolving issues that have an actual or potential impact on nursing and health care.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of an advanced-practice nurse in a variety of client care situations.
- Continue to acquire knowledge and skills requisite to maintaining and enhancing advanced practice expertise.
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- Primary care settings such as health clinics, medical offices, and managed care settings
- Specialty settings such as pediatric oncology-hematology, adolescent gynecology, and developmental pediatrics
- Other areas such as clinical research, education, and public health
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the middle 50% earn between $76,482 and $90,148.
This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates are eligible for national board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the National Certification Board for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Computer literacy - A laptop is required upon enrollment. See minimum laptop specifications at http://www.gru.edu/nursing/laptop_requirement.php. A working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and data spreadsheet software is highly recommended.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information section of this catalog.