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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Northeastern University

24 months
69100 USD/year
69100 USD/year
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The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program at Northeastern University focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. The program culminates with the Master of Science in Nursing degree.


Neonatal critical care is a growing field, and Bouvé is at the forefront of providing experienced nurses with the knowledge, competence, and skill to be in demand across the country. We require applicants to have at least two years of NICU experience before entering our program, and most have more than that. As a registered nurse, you already have a significant base of nursing knowledge. The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program focuses on advanced nursing knowledge and clinical practice. You will:

  • Learn advanced diagnostic reasoning
  • Carry out independent management of patients and their families
  • Develop the expertise necessary to care for high-risk neonates and their families
  • Become proficient at delivery room management of high-risk neonates

Our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner graduates at Northeastern University are prepared to make independent decisions in level 2 and level 3 NICUs, drawing on their experience and diagnostic abilities to affect lives every day. This program of study will increase your skills and experience and enable you to sit for the neonatal nurse practitioner certification exam offered by the National Certification Corporation for the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing specialties.

Program Objectives

  • Advanced physiology and pathophysiology
  • Early assessment and evaluation of the high-risk neonate
  • Common life-threatening illnesses encountered by neonates
  • Advanced nursing management and technology needed by critically ill neonates and their families
  • Pharmacology specific for neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Roles of clinical expert, manager, educator, consultant, and client advocate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Healthcare System and Professional Role Development
  • Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant
  • Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal
  • Neonatal Pharmacology
  • Neonatal Clinical Practicum
  • Translating Research Evidence into Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice Research Application

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


41 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program (USA)
  • Current RN licensure
  • Two years of NICU experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    69100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 69100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    69100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 69100 USD per year during 24 months.


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