Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute and Primary Care

Advance your nursing career. Earn your degree from one of the best nursing programs in the country — CU Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

With over 350,000 NPs practicing across the country, we're proud to offer state-of-the-art education, research, and patient care facilities here at the CU College of Nursing. Our pediatric nursing programs in acute care and primary care are designed to prepare graduates to provide top-notch care to children from birth through young adulthood.

The PNP-AC track focuses on caring for children with complex acute, critical, and chronic illnesses in a variety of settings, from the emergency department to inpatient hospital settings and outpatient subspecialty clinics. Meanwhile, the PNP-PC track specializes in well-child care, prevention, and management of common acute illnesses and chronic conditions in clinics and outpatient settings.

Become a part of a 125-year legacy of excellence in nursing education at the birthplace of the NP program. Start today!


PNP Program Options

Admit TermsProgram FormatApplication OpenPriority DeadlineExtended DeadlineClasses Start
Fall (MS & Post-Graduate Certificates)*Hybrid (online with limited on-campus attendance)**August 15January 15May 1August

*Post-graduate certificates available in either specialty.
**On-campus time is communicated well in advance and respects the demands of working nurses.

Why CU Nursing?

Online with limited in-person sessions on campus at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO


Our MS programs are ranked number 1 in Colorado (U.S. News & World Report)

The Anschutz Medical Campus houses two nationally recognized hospitals that see 1.7 million patient visits a year

If completing your clinical requirements in the Denver metro area, CU helps with placement