Karen R. Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP, CNE
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Online Graduate NursingView Full Bioof Karen R. Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP, CNE
Michele Pedulla, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
PNP Program DirectorView Full Bioof Michele Pedulla, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Meet Our Faculty
Pediatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers
$87,031 The average salary for pediatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2019)
4% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in pediatric primary care, with top clinical foci as primary care (51.6%) and top practice setting as hospital outpatient clinics (31.1%) (AANP 2019)
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
Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?
Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. Our MSN PNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing, Science & Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. With our pediatric nursing degree, you can develop important leadership qualities such as:
Professional and interpersonal communication
Dedication to Social Justice
Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN with a PNP specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing children and caregivers the knowledge they need to form healthy lifestyles at a young age.
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:
- Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
- Associate Degree in Nursing with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN
What can you do with an MSN PNP degree?
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
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:
Home health services
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.