Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
Provide compassionate care to children and adolescents for the most common acute and chronic illnesses. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program encompasses physiological, behavioral and family theories for better health maintenance.
Offered at the Dallas Center only.
Admission to the M.S.N. (Nurse Practitioner)
Denton – Trina Minix, Enrollment Counselor
Dallas & Houston – Catherine Martin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Fall - February 15
Spring - September 15
Current US RN license (unencumbered)
Basic statistics course
BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program
Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work
Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.
For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.
Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education.
Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
Stephanie C. Evans, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator
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