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Who are pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)?

Pediatric-focused APRNs is a broad term that includes pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), family nurse practitioners (FNPs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) and other APRNs who care for children. Regardless of specific titles, all are advanced practice registered nurses and healthcare providers dedicated to improving children’s health in primary, acute and specialty care settings. We have been providing quality health care to children and families for more than 40 years in an extensive range of practice settings, such as pediatric offices, in-patient hospitals, specialty clinics, school-based health  centers and urgent and convenient care clinics, reaching millions of patients across the country each year. APRNs spend significant one-on-one time with patients and families.

What do pediatric-focused APRNs do?

Learn more about the variety of services offered by pediatric-focused APRNs

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PNP Certification
Certification Exams

Learn more about what groups certify pediatric-focused advanced practice nurses and how to prepare for exams.

NAPNAP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care and Acute Care Review Courses

We are offer our highly-rated Primary Care and Acute Care PNP Certification Review courses at our National Conference and in different regions of the country each year as symposia.  

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NP Student - Pediatric Provider Resources

NP Student aggregates the web’s best sites, tools and guides to help pediatric providers increase their clinical knowledge and resource lists. Interested in sharing your own resources? The site periodically accepts contributors, feel free to contact the webmaster at NP Student for more information.

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