The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. The program culminates with the Master of Science degree in Nursing.
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. This program of 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.
Three program start dates per year
Precepted clinical experience
Program prepares students for national certification exams in their area of practice
This program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess a Master's degree in Nursing
The NU School of Nursing has been designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
advanced physiology and pathophysiology
early assessment and evaluation of the high-risk neonate
common life-threatening illnesses encountered by neonates
advanced nursing management and technology needed by critically ill neonates and their families
pharmacology specific for neonatal nurse practitioners
roles of clinical expert, manager, educator, consultant, and client advocate
Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program at Northeastern University is an online program which prepares seasoned neonatal nurses for the opportunity to earn their MSN degree and to sit for the national Neonatal NP board certification exam. Clinical practicum will begin in the first semester of the second year of the program. During the clinical practicum, students will be working with a NNP preceptor to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide neonates acute care as an advanced practice nurse in the intensive care setting. Students will work with their advisor to arrange clinical placements in neonatal ICU’s within their geographic area.
The Northeastern University NNP program connects students to multiple preceptors in order to expose them to various practice styles and clinical settings.
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Coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, School of Nursing
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