Master of Science in Nursing / Neonatal Nursing
University of Connecticut

Program Details

Experienced neonatal nurses can take the next step in their career by pursuing certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with this online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Connecticut. The Neonatal Nursing specialty prepares nurses for advanced practice roles caring for the specialized health needs of newborns. The curriculum of this online nursing degree program combines online coursework with on-campus simulation exercises and practicum hours arranged in the student’s local area.

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Advanced embryology and neonatal physiology
  • Advanced health assessment for a neonatal population focus
  • Nursing research in advanced practice
  • Advanced principles of pharmacology and management with a neonatal population focus

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Connecticut is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Program requires an on-campus orientation and two on-campus simulation experiences
  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of two years of full-time RN experience in a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit