As one of five Maternal and Child Health Bureau Nursing programs in the nation, the Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs has been continuously funded since 1993. The Center prepares pediatric nurse leaders by supporting doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students. The Center offers educational programs, continuing education, and online resources for maternal and child health professionals who focus on children with special health care needs. Research and scholarship focuses on preventing and managing childhood chronic conditions and improving systems of care for children and their families. The Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs is funded by a $1 million 5-year grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau.