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Nursing (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner)

University of Connecticut

M.Sc. Online
24 months
Duration
2054 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
853 USD/credit
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About

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 

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

44 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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
  • Many programs require submission of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Some programs require specific GRE Subject Tests. Business programs require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

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

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

Funding

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