Students enrolling in the Neonatal Nursing program offered by the University of California, San Francisco can choose to become either a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The specialty accepts both Master's and Post-Master's applicants.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Students may elect to become an NNP, and develop expertise in the clinical management of acutely and chronically ill neonates and infants. The goal of the NNP speciality is to develop culturally sensitive providers who are able to address complex health needs of acutely ill and recuperating neonates and infants, and their families. The NNP speciality aims to prepare a diverse workforce of NNPs to aid in reducing disparities in neonatal health care access. Students will complete core graduate and neonatal/pediatric specialty coursework, in addition to selected residency experiences that support NNP role development. Clinical application occurs across a variety of clinical environments that specialize in care of neonates and infants with complex health needs. Graduates of the NNP specialty are eligible for state licensure as a Nurse Practitioner, and for national certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Students may elect to become a CNS, and develop expertise in neonatal clinical practice and systems interventions in neonatal care environments. The neonatal CNS specialty aims to prepare a diverse workforce of culturally sensitive providers poised to address systems needs across neonatal care environments. The curriculum prepares students in five domains of CNS activities consistent with the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN): clinical practice, research, education, consultation, and clinical leadership. Students will complete core graduate and neonatal/pediatric specialty coursework, in addition to selected residency experiences that support CNS role development. Upon graduation students will be eligible for state licensure as a CNS.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Master of Science in Nursing Prologue
- Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
- Pediatric Health Promotion & Protection
- Neonatal Seminar
- Women’s Reproductive Health
- Advanced Health Assessment
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesNursing View 749 other Masters in Nursing in United States
- Due to extensive clinical experience requirements established by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) applicants are expected to have a minimum of two years of acute care nursing experience with neonates or infants prior to commencing the NNP specialty course work.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory for acceptance into the specialty. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable.
International11442 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National11442 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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