Master of Science in Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care at HBU
Earning your Master of Science in Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care degree from Houston Baptist University will allow you to master the skills and knowledge necessary to take on new and expanded leadership roles as a nurse.
The PNP-PC program prepares you to sit for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care certification examination from either the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board or the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The 38-credit program includes 517 clinical contact hours and can be completed in 24 months. The program will prepare you for a wide range of pediatric primary care practitioner opportunities managing, diagnosing, and treat patients ages birth to 21 years old.
Offered through the School of Nursing and Allied Health, the MSN allows BSN-prepared nurses with a Texas Board of Nursing license to earn their degree without having to travel to class.* The flexible curriculum was developed in a competency-based education (CBE) model (course based, not direct assessment CBE) and is delivered through a blend of online coursework and high quality clinical and practicum experiences at leading healthcare providers near you.
*The MSN-PNP-PC program requires two one-day sessions on campus for orientation and skills training. Site orientation occurs the Friday prior to classes starting. This provides an opportunity to meet the faculty, get a university student card that can be used for discounts, provide hands on learning of the various programs utilized in the MSN-PNP-PC, review program expectations, and give an opportunity for students to answer questions.