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This specialty area within the Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares primary care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) to provide advanced practice nursing care to patients from birth to young adulthood. Completion of this program allows graduates to take national certification exams as a primary care PNP and apply for state licensure.
This program is offered to full and part-time students. It is structured for students to attend classes on-campus. Distance access is available for a limited number of courses.
The UW School of Nursing's PNP graduate program is highly ranked in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and is the only PNP program in the WWAMI region (Washington/Wyoming/Alaska/Montana/Idaho). The PNP faculty brings expertise in teaching, research and clinical practice with children, adolescents and their families.
The focus of your education as a PNP includes health promotion, illness prevention, disease management and primary health care. In addition, areas of specialty focus are available and may provide stipend support. These include Pulmonary Specialist or Specialist in Developmental Disabilities.
For more information regarding the Pulmonary Specialist focus, contact Gail Kieckhefer. For more information regarding the Specialist in Developmental Disabilities, contact Susan Ramage.
PNP Workgroup Faculty
- Gail M. Kieckhefer, PhD, ARNP, Professor
- Eunjung Kim, PhD, RN, ARNP, Associate Professor
- Andrea Landis, PhD, FNP-BC, RN, Assistant Professor
- Jennifer Sonney, MN, ARNP, Program Director, Lecturer, and Clinical Placement Coordinator
- Melanie Summerour, MN, ARNP, Lecturer
- Teresa Ward, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor