Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Primary Care

Pediatric nurse with patient

Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Primary Care

Play a leadership role as a PNP.

Designed for nurses with a BSN degree who want to achieve the highest credential in their field.


Open the door to a high-paying, rewarding job.

Pediatric nurse practitioners are some of the most sought after nurses in the field. Doctorate-prepared nurses from St. Catherine University graduate from a proven nursing program with an excellent reputation. For over 120 years, our nursing graduates have provided excellent primary care. In as little as three years, you can elevate your impact, play a key leadership role, and directly influence healthcare outcomes through systems change.

The BSN-DNP program begins with an emphasis on the nurse practitioner role. You will continue on with coursework grounded in critical inquiry, innovation, ethical leadership, and a holistic view of the patient. You will leave with the confidence and competencies to provide pediatric primary care with dedication and commitment to social justice and health equity.

In the DNP pediatric nurse practitioner - primary care track, you will learn:

  • Advanced practice nursing assessment and management of common and acute alterations in pediatric primary care
  • Implementation and coordination of care for patients with complex and chronic alterations of health in the context of the family and health systems through interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Advanced concepts in clinical information systems, patient care technologies, clinical decision support, legal/ethical issues, consumer health informatics, and the integration of evidence-based practice to change systems

While this is a full-time commitment, our program provides flexibility by offering effective online courses and highly interactive, in-person learning for core nurse practitioner classes. Our dedicated clinical placement coordinator provides clinical placements for all nurse practitioner students. Courses are held one day a week, with some online classes. Students of all genders are welcome in this program.


The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Learn more about accreditation and outcomes here.

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