Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate

The Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (AC PNP) Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) is designed to prepare experienced advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions.

As an AC PNP, you will provide complex monitoring and manage intensive therapies in a variety of settings, including but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient hospital, emergency care, and home care. Specialty areas of practice vary and continue to emerge. AC PNPs collaborate with an interprofessional team to provide optimal patient care.

Quick Facts
Program Type:





8 Months

Class Size:



Per credit hour

*The program is available in a distance format but not in all locales. Restrictions might apply.  Please email the program director prior to application to determine distance feasibility and perform a gap analysis to determine plan of study and term of matriculation
**Campus visits are required.  See program details.  


Travis Kennedy, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP-AC

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Career Options

Program graduates work with patients and families to meet the demands of their disease, illness, or injury in a variety of settings:

  • Emergency care
  • Inpatient unit
  • Critical care
  • Specialty service
  • Transport team
  • Acute care home service

Tuition Pricing

As a top ranked college of nursing, Rush programs are competitively priced on a local and national level. 


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Learn more about the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate program at an online information session.