Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (AC PNP) Specialty is designed to prepare graduates to care for children with complex acute, critical and chronic illness across the entire pediatric age spectrum, from birth to young adulthood, and across the continuum of care settings. These settings include critical care units, emergency departments, inpatient units and ambulatory/specialty based clinics.

We also offer a post-graduate certificate with an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner specialty. For the AC PNP post-graduate certificate, preference is given to applicants with current CPNP-PC or FNP-BC certification; and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

Post-Graduate Certificate Information

A post-graduate certificate is available in this specialty.

Gainful Employment and Program Statistics for Post-Graduate Certificate

For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.​

Nursing Post Masters Certificate ‑ Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner ​Gainful Employment Disclosure​


The majority of Clinical Placements take place at Children’s Hospital Colorado, a nationally ranked Top 10 Academic Pediatric Tertiary Care Facility.