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 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.
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 each course.
|NRSG 5117||Advanced Pharmacology||2|
|NRSG 5118||Healthcare System and Professional Role Development||3|
|NRSG 5121||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|NRSG 5126||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice||3|
|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|
|NRSG 7105||Translating Research Evidence into Practice||3|
|NRSG 7110||Evidence-Based Practice Research Application||2|
|Complete 4 semester hours from the following subject area:||4|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
41 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required