Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing

Chairperson: Wrenetha A. Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Our department objective is to develop and evaluate nursing science, and educate future nursing professionals using evidenced-based curriculum of the health care of women, children and their families. In this pursuit, we offer an outstanding advanced practice education program, including three practitioner options: pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) and acute care pediatric nurse practitioner (AC PNP). There are also two clinical specialist options: pediatric clinical nurse specialist (P-CNS) and neonatal clinical nurse specialist (N-CNS).

Our pediatric programs are ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The NN, AC PNP and CNS options are available as online offerings with regional-based clinical experience as possible, and include periodic campus visits to enhance faculty-student mentoring. This educational approach offers accessibility to students throughout the country.

All graduates from our advanced practice programs are eligible for recertification as nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists.