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1. What is the reason for pursuing your M.S. in Nursing?

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Online Master of Science in Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

In nursing, three letters on your nametag can make a world of difference. Our online Master of Science in Nursing PNP program can do more than help you establish your reputation as an expert in health care; it can help you prove it daily. Specializing your MSN in pediatric nurse practice can open opportunities for leadership and advanced practice roles.

With Regis’ pediatric nurse practitioner master’s degree, you can master every aspect of pediatric patient care. Learn to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses in children, provide caregiver education, and design home care plans for families of children with special needs.

Pediatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers

  • $80,692 The average salary for pediatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to (2016)
  • 5.3% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in pediatric care, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2015)
  • 50 The average age of pediatric NPs working in the U.S. in 2015 (AANP)

Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?

Reputation for Academic Excellence

The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. Our MSN PNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing, Science & Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Nursing Expertise

At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. With our pediatric nursing degree, you can develop important leadership qualities such as:
  • Critical thinking
  • Professional and interpersonal communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Patience
  • Organizational management
  • Effective decision-making

Dedication to Social Justice

Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN with a PNP specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing children and caregivers the knowledge they need to form healthy lifestyles at a young age.

Supportive Environment

We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Associate Degree in Nursing with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN

What can you do with an MSN PNP degree?

Your master’s in nursing degree can open new opportunities for nursing leadership and advanced practice. Your pediatric nurse practitioner specialization can do even more. Earning an MSN with a PNP focus can help you advance your role and further specialize your career in areas such as:
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Emergency
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatric Acute Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health

Like all nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners are in high demand due to changes in health care law, rising standards in primary care, and the need to replace retiring nurses. That means pediatric nurse degree holders can pursue a wealth of opportunities and take their expertise to a variety of work settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Pediatric cardiac catheterization labs
  • Pediatric intensive care units
  • Physician offices
  • Home health services
  • Government agencies
  • Universities
  • Nurse-led practices

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”
President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.

Let’s move forward

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path no matter your education level. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.