Master of Science in Nursing / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN / Neonatal Nursing Practitioner degree program provides professional nurses with an in-depth study focused on health management of the acutely and critically ill neonate and their family through the examination of research, theory, cultural diversity, health policy, ethics, and leadership. Graduates are prepared to provide care to newborns who require specialized management, including:

  • Initial resuscitation and stabilization in the delivery room setting
  • ​Providing ventilatory support
  • ​Care of other problems associated with prematurity

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited program and accredited by ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE
  • Submit evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research with minimum C grade
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred
  • Must have the equivalent of at least 2 years full-time clinical experience as an RN in a Level III or IV NICU within the past 5 years and maintain current Neonatal Resuscitation Program certificate.
  • Programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Additional education requirements or special authorization may be required from the professional licensing or certification agencies for states outside of Illinois.