College of Nursing: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
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The primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program prepares graduates to provide health care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The program emphasis is on health promotion, prevention, and management of acute, episodic, and stable chronic illnesses. PNPs work in pediatric offices and clinics, school based health centers, emergency departments and sub specialty practices. They provide routine health maintenance including well child exams and developmental screenings, diagnose and treat common illnesses, provide anticipatory guidance regarding common health concerns, provide immunizations, perform school physicals, interpret results from lab and diagnostic tests, and order medications and therapeutic treatments.