Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs

We found 31 nursing schools with Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programs in our database.

What is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner?
A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) is an advanced practice nurse that specializes in caring for neonates up to two years of age in a variety of clinical settings.

Working in Neonatal
The term neonatal refers to infants who are in the first 28 days of their lives, however infants may be sick for much longer. Neonatal nurses specialize in working with infants who are born with sicknesses or problems such as prematurity, infection, surgical problems, or birth defects.

In order to become an NNP, students must hold a masters or doctorate degree in nursing.

Neonatal Nurse Specialist Degree Requirements

Becoming a NNP is a lengthy process, but is doable for those who are dedicated. The first step is to become a Registered Nurse (RN) with a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). In order to obtain a BSN, students are required to pass the NCLEX-RN examination, a standardized test that every state board of nursing uses in order to determine whether or not a candidate is ready for entry-level nursing practice. After becoming an RN, nurses must get a Master of Science in Nursing.

Some neonatal nursing schools offer MSNs through an Advanced Practice Neonatal Nursing (APNN) program, which can be achieved in two years. After receiving your master degree, you must be certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and/or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. Under specific programs, you may need to complete a minimum amount of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting.

Career and Estimated Occupation Growth

Neonatal staff tend to work in three different level nurseries, levels I, II, and III.

  • Level I: These nurseries are dedicated to healthy newborn babies. They are practically nonexistent now because mothers and babies typically share the same room after birth and have very short hospital stays if there are no complications or health problems with the baby or the mother.
  • Level II: This nursery is categorized as an intermediate care or special care nursery. Babies may need additional oxygen, be suffering from illness, were born prematurely, need specialized feedings, or need more time to mature. These infants must be monitored and need a little more time in the hospital before being able to be discharged. Nurses who work in level II nurseries are in high demand because infants must be monitored constantly.
  • Level III: Level III nurseries are by far the most intensive and these nurses have the most responsibilities. They work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), caring for babies who are seriously ill or premature. They work around the clock, making sure that infants are stable and responding well to treatment. These nurses may administer medicine, teach parents how to care for their infant, and operate high technology such as incubators and ventilators. Some babies are in the NICU recovering from surgery, so level III nurses will monitor their post operation stability and progress.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary Information

Neonatal nursing is a relatively new specialty in the nursing field, however positions are in high demand. According to the latest survey from the The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is predicted to grow 31% by the year 2022. The salary for neonatal nurse practitioners is also attractive. According to the same BLS survey, the median salary for a neonatal nurse is $89,960. BLS source.

List of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs

All Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs

See below for the list of all of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programs in our database.
Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Case Western Reserve University
laptop http://fpb.case.edu/
Cleveland OH
  • Graduate Entry Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Columbia University
laptop www.nursing.hs.columbia.edu/
New York NY
  • Master's Entry Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Creighton University
laptop http://www.creighton.edu/nursing/
Omaha NE
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Duke University
laptop nursing.duke.edu/
Durham NC
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
East Carolina University
laptop http://nursing.ecu.edu/
Greenville NC
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Northeastern University
laptop http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/nursing/
Boston MA
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Regis University
laptop http://regis.edu/RHCHP/Schools/Loretto-Heights-School-of-Nursing.aspx
Denver CO
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Rush University
laptop http://www.rushu.rush.edu/servlet/Satellite?c=RushUnivLevel1Page&cid=1204497838852&pagename=Rush%2FRushUnivLevel1Page%2FLevel_1_College_Home_Page
Chicago IL
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
laptop http://sfmccon.edu/
Peoria IL
  • MSN Neonatal Nursing Practitioner
South Dakota State University
laptop http://www.sdstate.edu/nurs/index.cfm
Brookings SD
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Stony Brook University
laptop http://www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu/
Stony Brook NY
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Thomas Jefferson University
laptop http://www.jefferson.edu/university/nursing.html
Philadelphia PA
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Troy University
laptop www.troy.edu/catalogs/1112undergrad/15U_hhs.html#schoolofnursing
Troy AL
  • Online DNP Maternal Infant Health Nursing
  • Online MSN CNS in Maternal Infant Health Online
University of Alabama at Birmingham
laptop http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/
Birmingham AL
  • Online MS Nurse Practitioner Neonatal Care
University of Cincinnati
laptop http://nursing.uc.edu/
Cincinnati OH
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Connecticut
laptop http://www.nursing.uconn.edu/
Storrs CT
  • MSN Neonatal Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Specialist
University of Florida
laptop http://nursing.ufl.edu/
Gainesville FL
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Indianapolis
laptop http://uindy.edu/nursing
Indianapolis IN
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Iowa
laptop http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/
Iowa City IA
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Louisville
laptop http://louisville.edu/nursing/
Louisville KY
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Masters Certificate Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
laptop http://nursing.umich.edu/
Ann Arbor MI
  • Nurse Midwife and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Combined)
University of Missouri - Kansas City
laptop http://sonhs.umkc.edu/
Kansas City MO
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Pittsburgh
laptop http://www.nursing.pitt.edu/
Pittsburgh PA
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Rochester
laptop http://www.son.rochester.edu/
Rochester NY
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of South Alabama
laptop http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/
Mobile AL
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
laptop http://www.uthsc.edu/nursing/
Memphis TN
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington
laptop http://www.uta.edu/nursing/
Arlington TX
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
laptop http://nursing.utmb.edu/
Galveston TX
  • Online MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Utah
laptop http://nursing.utah.edu/
Salt Lake City UT
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
University of Washington
laptop http://nursing.uw.edu/
Seattle WA
  • Online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University
laptop http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/
Nashville TN
  • Online MSN Neonatal NP
  • Online MSN Neonatal NP
  • Online MSN Neonatal NP
Wayne State University
laptop http://www.nursing.wayne.edu/
Detroit MI
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practioner
Wright State University
laptop http://nursing.wright.edu/
Dayton OH
  • MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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