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DNP - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Acute Care

Brandman University



The online DNP - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Acute Care from Brandman University is ideal for those individuals who are looking to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for providing services to children from infants through adolescence.

Throughout the course of this online services to children from infants through adolescence program, student will prepare to practice primarily in acute care environments such as intensive care units, emergency departments and trauma centers however this practice is not limited to in-hospital settings.

The acute care focus of this program of study is different than a primary care PNP focus and allows the graduate to be eligible for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) national certification examination, specifically for the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

The core concepts of this online Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Acute Care include emphasis on:

  • Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment
  • Developmental
  • Cultural
  • Family care

Additional advanced skills are taught through a variety or simulated and clinical environments required for competence in a critical care environment.


The BSN to DNP program is delivered using a blend of: eight, 2-4 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for the registered nurse who is ready to take a leadership role in the professional clinical practice of nursing.

73 credits completed in 2 years full time or 3 years with a combination of part-time and full time study.


  • Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Submit a $50 application fee. Apply online and we'll waive the $50 application fee!
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution, and from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.

Accreditation Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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