Why ODU for Nursing - Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist?

Learn how to provide patient-centered quality care and improve health outcomes for newborns through young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors). In ODU's online pediatric CNS degree, you'll explore practice models, standards, and regulations that direct advanced nursing practice. Your coursework will focus on advanced clinical practice knowledge, leadership, and the integration of technology into practice. You'll also learn how to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing assessments, interventions, and programs.

You will be required to travel to main campus for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program. We're proud to collaborate with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program, one of the largest in the U.S. These highly specialized actors provide safe practicum experiences where you will learn and refine clinical skills. You will also complete a practicum experience.

This CNS MSN program is approved by the Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine. Upon graduation, you are eligible to sit for the American Nurses' Association (ANCC) Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Pediatric (ACCNS-P) exam.

Are you a nurse in a medically-underserved, rural region in Virginia? ODU currently has a grant for a dynamic new preceptorship in these areas! Both preceptors and students train in evidence-based telemedicine and telehealth solutions that have been demonstrated to improve health care delivery. Please contact us and let us know if you're interested in this grant.

This program is not available in the following states: Washington