This Master of Science in Nursing specialty focuses on the unique needs of high-risk newborns. Courses cover clinical management, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the neonatal field.
This online nurse practitioner degree program combines advanced knowledge in nursing theory, health care policy, ethics, and leadership with intensive courses focused on highly specialized skills needed by Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Students in this program take part in synchronous online classes with their classmates and instructors for one full day each week. Clinical experiences are completed in Level III/IV NICUs in the student’s local area.
Some of the topics covered in this program include:
- Genetics and embryology for the NP
- Primary care of children up to age two
- Clinical management of the high-risk infant
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.75 or above (4.0 scale)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Synchronous web-based classes meet once per week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Two 2-3 day on-campus intensives required.
- Applicants must have a nursing bachelor's degree from a NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited program, with grade C or better in statistics and all nursing courses.
- Must have active RN license and current AHA Basic Life Support certification.
- Two years of clinical practice as an RN in a Level III or IV NICU preferred.
Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, North Dakota