Neonatal Nursing


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 from an accredited nursing school and at least one or two years of full-time acute care work experience as a registered nurse. Qualifying acute care settings include a level II or III neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit or cardiac intensive care unit.

Note: Admitted students with only one year of acute care experience must complete another year of experience before the second year of the program. For more information, visit Admissions.

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.

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines, visit Admissions.

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

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Program Code: 29MAS-NEON-MSN