PNP Program Overview

The Purdue pediatric nurse practitioner graduate program offers an innovative approach to advanced practice education by integrating expertise from other disciplines — medicine, pharmacy, audiology, speech pathology, social work, physical and occupational therapy.

Program Features

The MS/PNP program features:

  • Multidisciplinary study in a 630-hour preceptorship.
  • Research opportunities on the Purdue West Lafayette campus and Purdue’s nurse-managed clinics.
  • Distance learning technology.
  • Practice opportunities at Purdue’s nurse-managed clinics.
  • Global perspectives through ongoing projects in Ecuador, Nicaragua, and South Africa, and clinical preceptorships with diverse populations in the U.S., specifically the growing Hispanic population in rural Indiana and the Native American population through the Navajo Nation project in Kayenta, Arizona.

Program Goals and Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of the Purdue pediatric nurse practitioner program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Evaluate client and family responses to health and Illness as a basis for promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health and functional abilities and the prevention of illness.
  • Synthesize theory and research in the management of the care of individuals and families in a specialized area of practice.
  • Use nursing interventions based on knowledge of the interrelationship among person, environment, health and nursing.
  • Demonstrate role competence as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in providing care to individuals and families including rural and vulnerable populations.
  • Provide leadership in effecting positive change in professional, social, political, and ethical situations to advance nursing, healthcare, and health policy.
  • Evaluate nursing and health systems effectiveness based on outcomes.
  • Demonstrate competencies as an advanced practice nurse through successfully meeting standards for national certification.

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