Penn Nursing's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program's clinical sequence begins with N656 and N657. During these courses our students develop advanced history taking, physical examination, and clinical decision making skills in a laboratory setting. In N658, N659, N660, and N663, students study under the supervision of a pediatric nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor in clinical settings for 20 hours per week.
Wide variety of clinical placements
Clinical placements take place in a variety of primary care settings throughout the tri-state area and include inner-city clinics, private practices, school-based clinics, hospital primary care sites, or primary care in specialty practices. University of Pennsylvania faculty arrange all clinical placements. Simultaneously, didactic knowledge is acquired using lecture and case-based small group format during class time. All of our faculty are practicing clinicians who assist students with incorporating evidence-based practice into real-life clinical situations.
Program graduates consistently rate the quality of their clinical experiences as very high. Our program preceptors indicate graduates of the Primary Care-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program are extremely well prepared.