Rush University – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Rush University – College of Nursing
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate Program

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners who are interested in acute care nursing and are ready to take their careers to the next level should consider an Acute Care PNP program similar to the one offered by the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago.   Their post-graduate certificate program prepares nurses for providing advanced nursing care for acutely, critically and chronically ill children and their families.  These patients have acute medical conditions and are treated by Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in a variety of settings and facilities including intensive care, emergency care, as outpatients and even during transport.

Responsibilities of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner include physical assessments, ordering and interpreting tests (diagnostics) and prescribing medications in a fast-paced environment.  The Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is in great demand because of the growing numbers of children living in this country and because of the current health care crisis in the U.S., where patients forego preventive medical care because they are uninsured and cannot afford it, then turn to emergency or acute care facilities in a crisis situation.

The Rush University College of Nursing’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program is ranked #5 of the best nursing schools by U.S. News & World Report.   Upon completion of the Rush ACPNP postgraduate program, graduates gain eligibility for certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and licensing/certification in states that offer it.  The application deadline for the term beginning in January of 2014 is August 1, 2013.  For more information about the ACPNP program at the Rush University College of Nursing, click here

Jill Gilliland, President of Melnic Consulting Group, was invited by the coordinator of the Acute Care Rush Program, Beth Bolick, to speak with students in the post master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care program. Jill provided career guidance to students and; shared tips on developing career networks, updating PNP resumes, preparing for PNP interviews, and landing the ideal Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care job.

To inquire about these jobs visit Melnic Consulting Group or contact: Jill Gilliland 800-886-7906 jill@melnic.com

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