Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

We are no longer accepting admissions to the MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, as of December 31, 2018. Applicants interested in becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner who have an earned BSN are encouraged to apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) BSN-to-DNP program. Those with an earned MSN as a neonatal nurse practitioner may add the DNP degree by applying to the post-MSN-to-DNP program.

The curriculum consists of master's core credits, nurse practitioner credits, and neonatal nurse practitioner specialty core credits.

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

Fall Term (Year 1)

  • NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.
  • NUR 2010/2010D* Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations 3 cr.
  • NUR 2004/2004D* Pathophysiology Across the Life Span 4 cr.
  • NUR 2011/2011D* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr.
  • NURNP 2026/2026D* Role Seminar I 1 cr.

Spring Term (Year 1)

Summer Term (Year 1)

  • NURSP 2075/2075D Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr. 
  • NUR 2031 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span 3 cr.

Fall Term (Year 2)

  • NUR 2032/2032D* Differential Diagnosis Clinical 2 cr.
  • NUR 2033/2033D* Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span 2 cr.
  • NURNP 2571 General Management of the Sick Neonate - Theory 4 cr.
  • NURNP 2572 General Assessment & Management of the Sick Neonate - Clinical 5 cr.

Spring Term (Year 2)

Summer Term (Year 2)

  • NURNP 2028 Role Practicum 3 cr.
  • NURNP 2574 Neonatal Disease Process 2 - Theory 4 cr.
  • NURNP 2029/2029D* Role Seminar 2 2 cr.
  • NUR 2008 Ethics for Advanced Practice Nursing 0 cr.
  • NUR 2009 Leadership and Healthcare Systems: Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care 0 cr.
  • Comprehensive Exam

Total Didactic Credits: 45
Total Clinical Credits: 13 (780 hours)
Total Credits: 58