Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner video This option is a 73 credit hour course of study designed to provide the baccalaureate prepared nurse with an in-depth focus on health management of acutely and critically ill neonates and their families through studies in research, theory, cultural diversity, health policy, ethics, and leadership related to the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the national Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the National Certification Corporation and assume advanced leadership roles.

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rated the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing as one of the best programs in the nation.

Schools were ranked based on certification pate rates, overall quality of the program offered, and ease of access for students. The College was ranked 14th overall.


First Year

Course Semester
500 - Theoretical Foundations Fall
710 - Biostatistics Fall
726 - Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice Spring
759 - Information Systems & Technology for Transformation of Health Care Spring
750 - Cultural Competency for Advanced Practice Summer

Second Year

Course Semester
736 - Translation of Evidence into Practice Fall
740 - Impact of Ethics & Law on Healthcare Fall
765 - Health Care Policy and Financial Management Spring
815 - Organizational Management & Leadership in Health Care Systems Spring
834.1 - DNP Project I Summer

Third Year

Course Semester
834.2 - DNP Project II Fall
519 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span Fall
834.3 - DNP Project III Spring
836 - DNP-C Residency Spring
512 - Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing Summer

Fourth Year

Course Semester
545 - Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning for the Neonate Fall
707 - Principles of Epidemiology & Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice Fall
546 - Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology for the Neonate Spring
547 - Advanced Neonatal Pharmacotherapeutics Spring

Fifth Year

Course Semester
549 - Neonatal Management I Fall
550 - Neonatal Management II Fall
631.1 - NNP Practicum Spring
631.2 - NNP Practicum Spring