MSN to DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Curriculum (onsite & online)

The NNP area of concentration offers post masters to DNP preparation to those applicants who already are nationally certified NNP's masters prepared. Students may study full-time or part-time. The MSN to DNP curricula are offered onsite on the main campus in Pittsburgh or online. Selected core courses may be transmitted on-line to students who live a distance from campus (additional fees may apply).

The online option is only available to applicants with a master’s degree in same focus. 

*Courses with a "D" can be delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438.  

A sample program plan for full time study is provided below. Depending on courses completed during the previous MSN program, additional coursework may be required.

Fall Term (Year 1)

Spring Term (Year 1)

  • NUR 2680/2680D* Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics 3 cr.
  • NURNP 2518/2518D* Family Theory for NPs: Principles, Implications, and Application Across the Life Span 3 cr.
  • NUR 3052/3052D* Manuscript Development 1 cr.
  • NURNP 3038 DNP NP Role Practicum variable crs.**
  • NURSP 2091/2091D* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
  • NUR 3031 Methodologies for DNP Projects 2 cr. 
  • NUR 3099/3099D*The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr. 

Summer Term (Year 1)

** must take at least one credit

Successful completion of the DNP Comprehensive Exam is required.

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