Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


The paediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) is an advanced practice nursing role aimed at providing high quality care to children of all ages. Paediatric nurse practitioners are credentialed to provide a wide range of services dependent on their role as a paediatric nurse practitioner, i.e. primary care, acute care or neonatal. There are two possible paths that can be taken to become a paediatric nurse practitioner: the traditional path or apply for direct entry nursing program after completing Bachelor’s degree. This article describes the path to paediatric nurse practitioner practice.

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