Guidelines for Dual Certification in Acute-Care and Primary-Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs


In increasing numbers, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) students seek educational programs that prepare them for dual certification in acute care and primary care. In 2008, an AFPNP research team of faculty experts was convened to examine areas of commonality and distinction between acute-care and primary-care PNP programs. Based on the results of surveys and interviews, an AFPNP task force created guidelines for combined educational programs that prepare students for dual certification as acute-care and primary-care PNPs.

Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, PhD, CPNP-PC, Mary Berg, DNP, CPNP-PC, Michelle Beauchesne, DNSc, CPNP-PC, Nan Gaylord, PhD, CPNP-PC, Kristen Osborn, DNP(c), CPNP & Judy Verger, PhD, PNP BC & AC
Hawkins-Walsh, E., Berg, M., Beauchesne, M., Gaylord, N., Osborn, K., & Veger, J. (2011). Guidelines for dual certification in acute-care and primary-care pediatric nurse practitioner programs. Journal of Nursing Regulation 1(4), 1-4.
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Licensure, Practice, Research
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