Why study Neonatal Nursing?

The Master of Science in Nursing in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to provide comprehensive care for pre-term and term neonates, infants and toddlers through 2 years of age. Our program offers fully online coursework and flexible scheduling.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing school and two years of full-time acute care work experience as a registered nurse. Students may enter the program with one year of experience, but cannot begin clinical rotations until they document two full years of clinical experience. Qualifying acute care settings include:

  • Level II or III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric or cardiac intensive care units that provide care for a large percentage of patients from birth to age 2

Graduates of this specialty meet educational requirements to take exams for national certification. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) provide comprehensive care for patients, whether born healthy, premature or with an infection, genetic condition, heart malformation, surgical diagnosis or other issue.

NNPs work in pediatric clinics and hospitals, often in emergency and delivery rooms or neonatal intensive care units.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing’s graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact Information

Admissions Counselor
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-3600
nursingbearcats@uc.edu

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Program Code: 29MAS-NEON-MSN