Doctor of Nursing Practice / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of South Alabama

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program is an online nurse practitioner degree that focuses on providing neonatal care.  This is a program that allows nurses to advance in their careers and take on roles as primary care providers.  You will work with neonates to up to two years of age in a variety of clinical settings, including neonatal intensive care units.  This degree includes both acute and primary care.  The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills needed to offer holistic healthcare to patients, including resuscitation, stabilization, health promotion, disease prevention, and diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses.  Students also learn to work in academic and community settings, delivery services, and follow-up clinics so they are able to handle “normal” neonatal care.  

This DNP does not require a thesis or dissertation; students will complete evidence-based scholarly projects instead that are designed to improve healthcare and patient outcomes.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Alabama is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Have a minimum of one year of nursing experience prior to starting the clinical portion
  • Active unencumbered RN License