Master of Science in Nursing / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program Details

Become a leader in newborn healthcare with the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track of this online Master of Science in Nursing program. Students pursuing this online nurse practitioner degree gain specialized skills in the treatment of critically ill newborns.

In addition to specialty knowledge, nurses study a broad base of topics including nursing theory, research, cultural diversity, health policy, ethics, and leadership. The program includes experiences in advanced neonatal assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Board Exam from the National Certification Corporation.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus residency during each semester of clinical courses
  • Online degree programs may be subject to state restrictions.
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an institution nationally recognized by CCNE or ACEN and current RN licensure
  • Must have equivalent of two years of full-time RN practice in the last five years in the care of critically ill newborns or infants in intensive care inpatient settings before clinical courses begin, with majority of experience in a Level III or IV NICU

Restricted States

California, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming