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Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Course of Study

Core Courses (5 course units)
NURS608 - Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice
NURS685 - Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS768 - Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist
NURS612 - Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement
-OR-
NURS650 - Systems Thinking in Patient Safety
NURS547 - Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice
-OR-
NURS637 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design


Theory Courses (4 course units)
NURS509 - The Medically Fragile Child
NURS720 - Nursing of Children Theory I: Child and Family Development
NURS734 - Intermediate Principles of Pediatric Acute Care
NURS736 - Advanced Principles of Pediatric Acute Care

Clinical Courses (3 course units)
NURS721 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making: Nursing of Children Clinical I
NURS769 - Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical I
NURS770 - Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical II

Suggested Plan(s) of Study

Full Time

Part Time


Program Director
Judy Verger, PhD, CRNP, CCRN
jtv@nursing.upenn.edu

Enrollment Management
Carol Ladden
ladden@nursing.upenn.edu

Student Services
Kara Koch
karamart@nursing.upenn.edu

Mailing Address:
Penn Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217