Nursing—Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, MS

Applicants are required to have at least two years of level 3 or greater of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience before entering this program; most applicants have greater amounts of relevant experience. The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program builds on the applicant's significant base of nursing knowledge and focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. In this program, students:

  • Learn advanced diagnostic reasoning
  • Carry out independent management of patients and their families
  • Develop the expertise necessary to care for high-risk neonates and their families
  • Become proficient at delivery room management of high-risk neonates

Successful graduates are prepared to make independent decisions in level 2 and level 3 NICUs, drawing on their experience and diagnostic abilities to affect lives every day.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

A grade of B or higher is required in each course.

Required Core
NRSG 5117Advanced Pharmacology2
NRSG 5118Healthcare System and Professional Role Development3
NRSG 5121Epidemiology and Population Health3
NRSG 5126Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice3
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
NRSG 7105Translating Research Evidence into Practice3
NRSG 7110Evidence-Based Practice Research Application2


Complete 4 semester hours from the following subject area:4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

41 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required