M.Sc. On Campus

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

42 months
11668 USD/year
6113 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Program at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston prepares students to provide advanced nursing care to critically ill and recovering neonates and their families.


The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track  at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston began  to prepare graduates to work as NNPs in Texas and throughout the United States. To date, graduates of this program maintain a greater than 90% pass rate on the National Certification Corporation examination. 

Learning outcomes

 All courses are offered online; clinical courses involve a trip to the Galveston campus once per clinical semester. The major includes 780 clinical hours; and clinical experiences usually may be completed in the student’s geographic area. Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science Degree and are eligible to sit for national certification examination offered by the National Certification Corporation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Pathphysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Public Policy
  • Informatics/Quality Improvement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college or university.
  • a resume, all official transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40840 USD for the full programme during 42 months.
  • National

    6113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21398 USD for the full programme during 42 months.

Living costs for Galveston

1036 - 1920 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
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