Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Acute Care Certificate

Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Acute Care Certificate

The Post-MSN Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner certificate program is designed for those nurses who hold the Master of Science in Nursing degree and are seeking preparation for the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner. Upon completion of the 17 credit hour program, the students are eligible to sit for the pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination.


Admission Requirements

  • Hold an MSN degree from a professionally accredited nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the master's degree program
  • Hold certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care
  • Current State of Ohio license to practice nursing
  • Minimum of one year of clinical practice in pediatric nursing
  • 300 word essay describing professional goals
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Application Deadline

Applications to the Child/Adolescent Health Nurse Acute Care (Post MSN) Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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