Post-Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Rush University

Program Details

Are you an advanced practice registered nurse seeking to advance your career while specializing in neonatal care?  The Post-Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner degree online from Rush University can help you achieve your goals.

With this degree you will be collaborating with neonatologists to provide advance practice nursing care to critically ill and convalescing infants and their families.  The curriculum prepares students to practice in normal newborn, intermediate, and intensive care settings, performing such tasks as evaluating diagnostic and clinical data, attending high-risk deliveries, collaborating with interprofessional team members, and supporting and educating caregivers.  Graduates have the clinical skills necessary to perform such tasks as:

  • Intubation
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Percutaneous arterial line insertion
  • Umbilical line insertion

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rush University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Must have an APRN graduate degree in nursing
  • Must have an RN license in the United States
  • Minimum of two years of recent NICU experience required
  • Requires at least one three-day campus visit(s)

Restricted States

Louisiana, New York, Tennessee