Our curriculum can prepare you for new leadership opportunities.
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with three entry points:
- Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
- Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN
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Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61
Upcoming Start Dates:
Pediatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers
$89,121 The average salary for pediatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2020)
4% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in pediatric primary care (AANP)
49 The average age of NPs working in the U.S. in 2019 (AANP)
Pediatricians, hospital administrations, and pediatric subspecialists have indicated intentions to hire PNPs
Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.
RegisteredNursing.org ranked Regis #2 in Best Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs.
Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)
Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing
What can you do with an MSN PNP degree?
Treating children requires PNPs to be especially observant, as children are not always able to effectively communicate their health issues. They interact with family members more than any other care-giving discipline and perform a wide range of duties including:
Diagnosing, treating and managing pediatric illnesses
Evaluating childhood growth patterns
Designing home care plans for families of children with special needs
Providing caregiver education about conditions and development
Where do pediatric nurse practitioners work?
Like all nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners are in high demand due to changes in health care law, rising standards in primary care, and the need to replace retiring nurses. That means pediatric nurse degree holders can pursue a wealth of opportunities and take their expertise to a variety of work settings, including:
Hospital Outpatient Clinics
Outpatient Pediatric Specialty Clinics
Primary Care (school-based clinics, health departments, community clinics, and private primary care practices)
Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health
Meet Our Faculty
Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Online NursingView Full Bioof Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Michele Pedulla, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
PNP Program Director and Associate ProfessorView Full Bioof Michele Pedulla, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”
President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.
Let’s move forward
Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.