A neonatal nurse practitioner is prepared to make independent decisions in level 2 and level 3 NICUs, drawing on their experience and diagnostic abilities to affect lives every day.
We require applicants to have at least two years of full-time nursing experience in a level 3 or greater NICU before entering our MS program, and most have more than that. As a registered nurse, you already have a significant base of nursing knowledge. The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) MS program focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. You will:
We also offer a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAGS) for experienced nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and want to specialize in neonatal critical care. One year of full-time study will increase your skills and experience and enable you to sit for the neonatal nurse practitioner certification exam offered by the National Certification Corporation for the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing specialties.
The Northeastern University Nurse Practitioner Programs prepare nurses for professional licensure as Nurse Practitioners within a population focus. The program in which you are enrolled prepares you to practice in any state, based on the information posted on each state’s nursing licensure website as of 2021. Please refer to the complete list of state licensure requirements here: professional licensure disclosures on the University’s Consumer Information page. Please contact your program director with any questions about professional licensure.
Please note that all letters of recommendations and Official transcripts must be submitted via NursingCAS.
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We offer one-year full-time and two-year part time options. Both options feature:
Total Credits MS 41
Total Credits CAGS 24
The neonatal nurse practitioner program at Northeastern University is a 100% on line program. This allows students to achieve their dream of obtaining their Masters in Nursing: Advanced Practice Nurse, neonatal, from the convenience of their home. Your clinical practicum will begin in the first semester of your second year of study. During your clinical practicum you will learn the skills necessary, while working closely with your clinical preceptor. Students will work with their Advisor to arrange clinical placements in the local NICU’s in your geographical area.
Because you will be working with many types of medical personnel over the course of your career, it is essential that you come to understand different practice techniques and styles. Our program exposes you to multiple preceptors (most of whom are program graduates) so that you can learn about different methods and approaches.
Northeastern’s outstanding reputation in practice-oriented education means that we have established work sites at many of the finest hospitals and medical institutions.
If you reside in the Boston area you can carry out your practice at:
Other affiliations across the country include, but are not limited to: