Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)

The Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (AC PNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare experienced pediatric nurses 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:





2-3.7 Years

Class Size:



Per credit hour

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. Once you begin your program, you only pay tuition. Our pricing is unique compared to other colleges of nursing as we do not charge additional fees.

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Learn more about the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at an on-campus or online information session.