Master of Science in Nursing / Neonatal Nursing 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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Proof of licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in one or more states in the United States
  • Must have at least two years of fulltime experience as an RN in a Level III or IV NICU within the past five years before starting clinical courses. May start theory courses without the required clinical experience
  • Hold and maintain a current Neonatal Resuscitation Program certificate

Restricted States

Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin