Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for acute and chronic management of patients from birth through 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.
A total of 840 clinical hours will prepare the graduate for the challenges of managing complex disease processes in the newborn population. 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 program can be completed in six semesters (2 years). The program contains MSN core and neonatal specific coursework.
ANPC 8070 (2 Credits)
NURS 8002 (3 Credits)
ANPC 8072 (3 Credits)
ANPC 8076 (4 Credits)
ANPC 8074 (3 Credits)
NURS8004 (3 Credits)
ANPC 8078 (4 Credits)
NURS 8006 (3 Credits)
ANPC 8079-Primary Care (2 Credits)
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||Total Credits: 9
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ANPC 8080 (3 Credits & 168 Clinical Hours)
NURS 8008 (3 Credits)
NURS 8022 (4 Credits)
ANPC 8082 (5 Credits & 280 Clinical Hours)
NURS 8024 (3 Credits)
ANPC 8084 (7 Credits & 392 Clinical Hours)
NURS 8099 (1 Credit)
|Total Credits: 10
||Total Credits: 8
||Total Credits: 8
Additional information on the role of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner may be found through national organizations such as: