Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to manage acute and chronic health conditions for patients from birth to 2 years old.
Certification & Career
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification examination offered through the National Certification Corporation. Graduates have the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings across the country.
Students will gain hands on experience in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the greater Cincinnati area. Experienced preceptors guide the student’s learning experience, and provide them with opportunities to practice in a safe and secure environment.
A minimum of one year of acute care nursing practice is required for program admission.
Qualifying acute care experiences include: Level II-III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Program of Study
The plan of study for the program is determined upon a student’s acceptance and matriculation into the program and is based upon the student’s previous MSN coursework.
As mentioned above, the plan of study is highly individualized. For an idea of the courses that may be required, review the schema for the Neonatal NP Hybrid MSN program.