Doctor of Nursing Practice / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Utah

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice / Neonatal Nurse Practitioner degree program prepares nurses for advanced practice providing comprehensive care to high risk newborns and their families. Students gain an expert understanding of both acute and chronic neonatal disorders.

Courses in this online nurse practitioner degree examine evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership. Nurses develop skills to influence public policy through active participation in professional organizations and health policy activities from a local to global level. Students have the opportunity to complete clinical experiences in Level 2, 3, and 4 Neonatal ICUs.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Clinical genetics
  • Human embryology
  • Neonatal physiology/pathophysiology
  • Family-centered care constructs

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires on-campus visits no more than five times per semester
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing school
  • Provide verification of licensure as an RN or APRN in at least one of the jurisdictions of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Priority admission given to students in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, and New Mexico