Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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The role of the primary care pediatric nurse practitioner continues to expand as health systems across the country look to serve the increasingly complex needs of children and their parents. Primary care pediatric nurse practitioners focus on the overall well-being of children. These specialists recognize and respect the family's strengths as caregivers and supplement those strengths to benefit children. Approximately half of the graduates of our program choose a career in a primary care setting, providing well-baby/well-child care and management of minor acute illnesses, while the other half pursue careers in subspecialty care.

Is This Specialty Right for Me?

Spend a few minutes to hear directly from the U-M School of Nursing faculty member who leads our Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. It will help you better understand the factors to consider as you decide if this advanced practice specialty program is right for you.

Learning and Program Plans

The U-M School of Nursing’s learning plan will immerse you in knowledge of well-baby/well-child care and management of minor acute illnesses. Armed with theoretical understanding, you will then begin closely supervised clinical immersion, gaining hundreds of hours of experience caring for children and babies before wrapping up your clinical education with a subspecialty experience.

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Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN


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U-M Program Plans Primary Pediatric Care DNP

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP


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