Doctor of Nursing Practice / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Baylor University

Program Details

Are you a practicing nurse looking to advance your career and to lead change through practice?  If this sounds like your goal and you like working with babies, you may be interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Neonatal Nurse Practitioner degree online from Baylor University.  

Graduates of this program have the knowledge and skills to work with high-risk neonates and their families.  Providing a holistic skill set and the integration of faith with academics, courses cover such topics as:

  • Neonatal nursing theory
  • Research utilization
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Patient management
  • Program planning

You will be a leader in the field, working with culturally diverse newborns in critical care settings.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Baylor University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • A minimum year of full-time level 3 NICU neo-natal clinical practice experience (by the first day of class). Experience MUST be current and required within the last five years as a registered nurse in the care of critically ill neonates or infant in critical care inpatient settings. Students may participate in the pre-clinical portion of the program while obtaining the necessary practice experience

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International