Nursing—Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, CAGS

We offer a certificate of advanced study for experienced nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and want to specialize in neonatal critical care. Applicants are required to have at least two years of level 3 or greater of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience before entering our program; most applicants have greater amounts of relevant experience. One year of full-time study offers the student an opportunity to increase skills and experience and enable the student to sit for the neonatal nurse practitioner certification exam offered by the National Certification Corporation for the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing specialties.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3

Core Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.

NRSG 6116Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant3
NRSG 6230Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal 13
NRSG 6231Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal 23
NRSG 6232Neonatal Pharmacology2
NRSG 6430Neonatal Clinical Practicum 14
NRSG 6431Neonatal Clinical Practicum 24
NRSG 6432Neonatal Clinical Practicum 32


Select courses in consultation with faculty advisor.3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required