7-1-7 Model 

Take one course at a time, with a break between

Dedicated Support

From Enrollment to Graduation


Prepare for Board Certification

Graduate ready for the Pediatric NP exams

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

Prepare for a rewarding career as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC) through an online, faith-based program that aligns with your life and values.

Spring Arbor University's online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program is CCNE-accredited and highly ranked for academic quality. It will equip you with the clinical expertise to support the optimal health of children through primary care.

As a student in the online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, you can:

  • Continue working full-time as you earn your degree on your own schedule.
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week breaks).
  • Receive dedicated support from a Student Success Coach who will guide you through the program, helping you find a work-school-life balance.
  • Join a close community of motivated students and caring faculty.
  • Graduate prepared to take the PNP-PC certification exam (CPNP-PC).
  • Experience spiritual growth through a quality educational journey rooted in faith.

If you already have your MSN, we offer a Post-Master’s Cert-PNP program that can be completed in 16 to 22 months, depending on completed prerequisites.

For more information about our online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, request a program guide.


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The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

NUR702 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Pharmacotherapeutics

This course focuses on advanced comprehensive health/physical assessment and pharmacotherapeutics for the infant, child, and adolescent in the context of their family. The course prepares the pediatric nurse practitioner student to complete comprehensive history, physical/psychological and health promotion needs assessments, and integrate pediatric pharmacology knowledge and skills necessary to assess, appropriately select, calculate, and integrate pharmacologic agents, and therapeutic modalities in the pediatric population. 

NUR703 Advanced Primary Care of Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Their Families I

This course prepares the pediatric nurse practitioner student to address the primary healthcare needs of infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The course focuses on normal growth and development, health promotion, health maintenance, and health care management for children from birth through adolescence within the context of their family.

NUR781 Integration of Evidence for Advanced Clinical Practice

This course provides a focused application of evidence-based practice knowledge and skill for the pediatric nurse practitioner student regarding evidence-based practice. Students will translate evidence to clinical practice based on a problem/need related to their specialty. While developing an EBP project, students will be immersed in the clinical setting of their project focus for a total of 70 hours, a minimum of 30 of the 70 hours will be direct clinical hours (for a total of 530 hours for the PNP-PC graduate).  In addition to developing an EBP project, students will complete a PNP-PC Certification Exam Review.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum

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PNP-PC Career Outlook

The growing shortage of pediatric healthcare providers means that millions of children lack access to primary care.* You can prepare to expand critical access through Spring Arbor University's online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program.

PNP-PCs may provide the full spectrum of pediatric primary care services, as pediatricians do. They prescribe medication, perform examinations, diagnose illnesses and provide treatment for patients ranging from newborns to adolescents.

In some states, PNP-PCs can practice independently. PNP-PCs typically work in outpatient settings, including:

  • Primary care practice
  • Public health centers
  • Specialty practices

The median annual wage** of PNPs is $110,000, which is 37 percent higher than RNs.***

Grow as a Christ-Centered Pediatric Primary Care Provider

The online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program will empower your spiritual growth while developing your advanced nursing knowledge and clinical reasoning.

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Build a Leadership Mindset: Reach a new level of professionalism and intellectual development as you evolve into a nursing leader. Learn how to deliver culturally responsive and high-quality nursing care and conduct healthcare team coordination, oversight and accountability for care delivery and outcomes.
  • Gain Advanced Nursing Competencies: Develop essential knowledge and experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment — including collaboration with appropriate pediatric specialists — for pediatric patients experiencing complex, chronic and disabling lifelong processes.
  • Understand Population-Specific Care: Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences about the health status of pediatric patient populations, and conduct interventions to promote and preserve health and healthy lifestyles.
  • Grow A Spirit of Service: Address pediatric healthcare disparities by delivering compassionate care and advocating for underserved populations and their healthcare needs, as exemplified by the Christian worldview.
Online PNP Program Tuition

As a student in the online MSN - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, you will see a return on your educational investment.

he online MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program provides academic quality with competitively priced tuition of $782 per credit hour.

You may also be eligible to receive financial aid. SAU will work with you to determine any benefits for which you qualify, including student aid, military discounts and tax benefits.

Spring Arbor University is recognized as a “Best Value” school by U.S. News & World Report and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP-PC) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs.