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Nursing (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
For experienced neonatal nurses, the natural “next step” in career advancement is often to prepare for a future role as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) or as a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (NCNS). Advanced practice roles in Neonatology are among the oldest and most respected of all advanced practice roles in the U.S. Graduate programs in 

About

After completing UConn’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Master’s Program:

  • Graduates are prepared to work as Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialists or Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.
  • Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible to apply for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner examination given by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Specialties.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist graduates are eligible to apply for the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist examination given by AACN Certification Corporation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Nursing Science and Patterns of Knowing
  • Statistical Methods in Nursing
  • Nursing Research in Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Neonatal Embryology/Physiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Neonatal Nursing Theory
  • Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum
  • Advanced Pharmacodynamics and Implications for Nursing Actions: Neonatal Section

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    44 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:Undergraduate Degree
  • You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • They do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, or Australia to be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree. However, additional graduate level course work after earning a 3 year bachelor’s degree maybe considered for equivalency.
Official Transcripts
  • You must submit all applicable, official transcripts.
Graduate Test Scores
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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2054 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2054 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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