Nursing (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), M.Sc.

Nursing (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner), M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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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 Neonatology require significant time and financial commitments on the part of students; however the return on that investment is substantial.

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:
  • A personal statement from the applicant addressing his/her reasons for applying and his/her plans for the future (uploaded).
  • Three letters of reference from individuals who can address the candidate’s potential for success (uploaded). At least one letter of recommendation should be provided from a former nursing faculty member or other academic source.
  • Current resume (uploaded).
  • Unofficial transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (uploaded).
  • Official college transcript(s) mailed to The Graduate School (see address below). Please note that official transcripts from students previous education experience at UConn are not required.
  • Successful candidates normally meet the recommended 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • If you use the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you must have a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the internet-based test.
  • When completing the application form, select Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MS and DNP only) as the program name.
  • The GRE and Residence Affidavit are not required.
  • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) on the application are required fields.
  • After you apply, please send The Graduate School your Official Transcript(s)

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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