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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)

The M.S.N. in Pediatric Nursing program is designed to prepare nurses for the role of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). As a Pediatric NP, you will be equipped to provide a wide range of healthcare services that promote wellness, prevent illness, and manage the health and illness needs of children from birth to early adulthood.

The scope of practice for a primary care NP is not limited to any specific healthcare setting, but is instead based on the individual patient's care needs. Our program focuses on building your expertise in disease prevention, health promotion, and the management of patients with acute episodic and chronic health problems.

The M.S.N. program for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners at Seton Hall University provides an excellent opportunity to build a solid professional network through affiliations with reputable organizations such as the NJ Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau. These connections provide endless opportunities for pediatric nurse practitioners, enhancing their career prospects in pediatric primary care. The program is led by the first graduate of Seton Hall's DNP program, highlighting a solid tradition of excellence. The program has produced notable graduates with significant accolades, including the NLN award.

Curriculum and Certification

The number of credits and clinical hours required in our program is determined by the board certification requirements in pediatrics. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for national certification in Primary Care through either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Additionally, you may choose to pursue certification in Acute Care through the PNCB.

Why Choose Our Online Program?

Our online Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program offers the flexibility and convenience that working professionals require. You can complete the coursework and clinical requirements from your own location while maintaining your current job and personal commitments. Join our supportive and interactive online community, collaborate with experienced faculty, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in pediatric nursing.

College of Nursing and the City of Newark’s Nurse-led Mobile Health Training Project

Are you interested in advancing health equity for the medically underserved in Newark, New Jersey? The nurse-led Mobile Health Training Project will create a pipeline of nurse practitioners for Newark, N.J., building a foundation for a long-term academic and community partnership between the College of Nursing and the Newark Department of Health, Community Wellness, and the federally qualified Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, while also providing students with experiential training on three mobile health units.

Students completing clinical experiential training on the mobile health unit are eligible for a $10,000 stipend to defray educational costs! Learn more »

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Attend a virtual information session, during which you will receive an overview of the program, meet our faculty and ask questions. Plus, attendees receive an application fee waiver just for attending!

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*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


  • #32 U.S. News Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 80% Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12% Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 100% PNCB Certification Pass Rate
Students By the Numbers


Led by our experienced faculty, students study theories of advanced nursing practice and learn to make independent clinical judgments. Courses cover acute care theory and practice, along with clinical pharmacology, advanced health assessments, major forces in health care and clinical decision-making.

Students also learn about the peer review process, client advocacy, role negotiation and how to develop collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships. In their clinical instruction, our NP and physician faculty model collaborative behaviors, showing students the complementary roles of the advance-practice nurse and the physician firsthand. They also demonstrate the nurse practitioner’s unique contributions to patient care.

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Faculty Listing

Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.

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Diane McClure
Caritas Coach, Program Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Clinical Associate Professor
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Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. The college established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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  • Gabby Zengewald, MA
  • Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
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  • (973) 761-9583

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