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Post-Master's Certificate Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) concentration is designed to prepare nurses at an advanced practice entry level to deliver high-quality care in acute care neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Population focus is preterm neonates (<37 weeks), term neonates, infants, and children up to the age of 2 years and their families. Program study includes evidence-based content in embryology, pathophysiology, assessment, management, and pharmacology focusing on the care of high-risk neonates and infants.

Admission Requirements

  • Valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
  • MSN degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution
  • Current resume/CV
  • Goal statement

Degree Plan 

NURS 5319Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5362Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURS 5220Advanced Health Assessment2
NURS 5121Adv Health Assessm. Practicum1
NURS 5253Advanced Neonatal Assessment2
NURS 5254Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5255Neonatal Adv Diag & Skills2
NURS 5256Neonatal IA2
NURS 5257Neonatal IA Practicum2
NURS 5258Neonatal IB2
NURS 5259Neonatal IB Practicum2
NURS 5261Neonatal IIA2
NURS 5262Neonatal IIA Practicum2
NURS 5263Neonatal IIB2
NURS 5377Neonatal IIB Practicum3
NURS 5378Neonatal Advance Practic A3
NURS 5410Neonatal Advance Practic B4