The nurse practitioner specialty (population) options meet the nurse practitioner program and curricular guidelines endorsed by the National Task Force on Quality for Nurse Practitioner Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, AANP and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, PNCB. Program content is congruent with Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Competencies in Specialty Areas and Pediatric Acute Care competencies. The course sequence provides the theoretical context and the clinical experiences required to practice as a nurse practitioner and to sit for certification in the selected field of advanced practice nursing.