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.

Clinical Hours

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.

Prior Experience

A minimum of one year of acute-care nursing practice.

More Information

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.

Program Courses

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.


If you have specific questions about the program, contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or