Why ODU for Pediatric Nursing Online?
This pediatric nurse practitioner degree online program will prepare you to provide comprehensive care for children. You'll gain essential knowledge and develop critical skills, including health promotion, health maintenance and restorative care. Telehealth and interprofessional collaboration is part of the program.
As part of the program, you must travel to ODU's School of Nursing in Virginia Beach. There, you will receive training or testing at critical points in the program.
You'll learn from ODU faculty who practice as well as teach. They can prepare you for current issues in healthcare. Plus, our curriculum will lead you on a continuous path from BS/BSN to MSN to DNP. You can earn this Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN and continue your studies in ODU's Advanced Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Traineeship grants may be available to assist with tuition, dependent on grant funding.
ODU's DNP program collaborates with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program. Specialized actors provide safe practicum experiences where you will learn and refine clinical skills. ODU's School of Nursing also maintains a strong relationship with The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk. CHKD is the only freestanding, full-service, not-for-profit children’s hospital in the Virginia.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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- 49 credit hours
- Clinical practicum at a physical location
- Hands-on training at ODU's Virginia Beach campus
In certain courses, you will be required to travel to ODU's Virginia Beach campus (usually once in the semester) for training or testing. The final, demonstrated comprehensive exam must also be completed at the Virginia Beach campus.
Online Learning Environment
Access course materials online from any location. Some courses have live, online meetings (usually on Thursday mornings), while some courses do not. Instructors may schedule assignments, office hours, and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
Practicum experiences are facilitated in a variety of locations and are negotiated on an individual basis.
In certain courses, you will be required to travel to ODU's School of Nursing in Virginia Beach (usually once in the semester) for training and/or testing with standardized patients or simulation instruction. The final, demonstrated comprehensive exam also must be completed at the Virginia Beach campus.
Careers in Pediatric Nursing
As a CPNP-PC, you may practice in a variety of health care settings that may include pediatric primary care in private practice, school-based clinics, public health departments, hospitals, and sub-specialty clinics. For more information about this role, visit the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board website or the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners web site.
- In-state Virginia Residents
- $599 per credit hour*
- Out-of-State Students
- $623 per credit hour
* Normal domicile rules apply.
This program is designed to prepare licensed nurses in Virginia or a Compact State for national CPNP-PC licensure/certification. For more information about this role, visit the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board website or the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners web site.
Use the links here to see if we have determined whether this program will prepare you for licensure in your state. We encourage you to check your state's requirements before applying to ODU.
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How to Apply
In addition to meeting ODU's general graduate admission requirements, you must have:
- A current unencumbered/unrestricted license as a registered nurse in Virginia or a Compact State.
- A bachelor of science in nursing (or RN with a bachelor's degree in a related field).
- Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate physical/health assessment course.
- One year of current clinical nursing experience, preferably post-baccalaureate.