The University of New Mexico College of Nursing invites graduate students interested in pediatrics to submit applications for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration. Application deadline is June 1, 2011 for fall admission beginning September 8, 2011.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have completed advanced education, generally a minimum of a master’s degree. Since nurse practitioners can provide a broad range of health care services, they often serve as a patient’s primary health care provider.

The College of Nursing recommends that prospective students have a minimum two years experience as a pediatric nurse and a strong commitment to serving the health care needs of the children in New Mexico.

Graduates in the concentration will learn how to collaborate with other health care professionals to provide comprehensive care to children and their families, and identify those children who require referrals to other health care providers. The concentration will also prepare students on how to provide well child care and manage children of all ages who have acute and/or chronic illnesses.

For additional information on the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration and admission requirements, contact Karen Wells, graduate advisor, at (505) 272-4223 or email kwells@salud.unm.edu.


Contact: Lauren Cruse, 272-3322