This degree 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) degree 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.
ODU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.