Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PC PNP) program prepares students to function in a variety of primary care settings, taking care of children from infancy through young adulthood. Your pediatric nurse practitioner education will focus on clinical practice and evidence-based initiatives to improve health outcomes of patients and populations. The Rush experience will emphasize independent and interprofessional practice through the development of leadership skills.


Usually working in primary care settings, Rush PC PNPs:

  • Diagnose and manage acute and chronic conditions in infants, children and adolescents
  • Emphasize preventive care and promote healthy lifestyle choices including well child exams
  • Educate and collaborate with patients in managing chronic health issues
  • Lead teams to implement quality improvement strategies in health care settings
Quick Facts
Program Type:





2-3.5 Years

Class size:



Per credit hour

Career Options

Career prospects for PC PNPs are quite diverse. The PC PNPs collaborate with other health care professionals to provide health care services in pediatric health care, medical homes, schools and other primary care settings.

Our PC PNP graduates work with patients and families to meet the demands of their disease, illness or injury in many settings:

  • Pediatric primary care offices
  • School-based clinics
  • Specialty services
  • Fast-track emergency care settings
  • Step-down units

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner job opportunities vary depending on geographic location, but we anticipate that there will be a growing number of positions in the coming years. Potential employers and recruiters frequently contact program coordinators at Rush. We are happy to provide assistance and direction to graduates seeking employment following graduation.

Tuition Pricing

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

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Learn more about the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) program at an online information session.