Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP
Neonatal critical care is a growing field, and Bouvé is at the forefront of providing experienced nurses with the knowledge, competence, and skill to be in demand across the country.
We require applicants to have at least two years of NICU experience before entering our 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) program focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. You will: * learn advanced diagnostic reasoning * carry out independent management of patients and their families * develop the expertise necessary to care for high-risk neonates and their families * become proficient at delivery room management of high-risk neonates
Our graduates are 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 also offer a Certificate of Advanced Study 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.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.
Locale: Large City