The School of Nursing offers 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 experience before entering the program; most applicants have greater relevant experience. One year of full-time study offers the student an opportunity to increase skills and experience and enables 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.
Prerequisite or Equivalent Courses
To ensure that all students have the foundation necessary to be successful in this program, each incoming student, regardless of the student's background, must have completed coursework with content equivalent to the following courses with a minimum grade of B.
|Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice|
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in all coursework.
|NRSG 6116||Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant||3|
|NRSG 6230||Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal 1||3|
|NRSG 6231||Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal 2||3|
|NRSG 6232||Neonatal Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 6430||Neonatal Clinical Practicum 1||4|
|NRSG 6431||Neonatal Clinical Practicum 2||4|
|NRSG 6432||Neonatal Clinical Practicum 3||2|
|Select courses in consultation with faculty advisor.||3|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
24 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required