Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

.Become a Neonatal NP

Become a Neonatal NP

Emory offers the only Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program in the state of Georgia. Its programs and graduates benefit from the many neonatal services provided by Emory Healthcare and other healthcare systems throughout the state. 

Our NNP specialty master’s program is one of a handful of NNP programs in the country that prepares nurses as advanced practice providers across the continuum of care that are skilled in performing comprehensive assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and symptom and disease management for neonates and infants through the age two. This focus includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, parental counseling and education, diagnoses and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings. All aspects of advanced nursing practice are explored from an evidenced-based approach, including roles of educator, researcher, consultant, and advocate. Students complete more than 700 hours of direct patient care across the continuum of care. 

  • We offer full-time and part-time plans of study in an “executive online” format. 
  • Students are on campus one weekend a month for ‘intensive’ content delivery, simulations, procedural skills labs and competency validation.
  • Faculty negotiate all clinical contracts and preceptor agreements. 
  • As of April 2016, our national certification exam pass rate is 100%

Our NNP specialty master’s program meets the NANNP program standards to prepare nurses to be primary, acute and critical care advanced practice providers for neonates and infants hrough the age of two. Graduates are skilled in attending high-risk deliveries and resuscitation, performing comprehensive assessments, diagnostic evaluations, symptom and disease management and coordination of care across the continuum, transitioning care upon discharge.Student clinical experiences include direct patient care across the continuum of care, including primary care settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam from the National Certification Corporation (NCC) 

  • Ranked No. 8 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Research that impacts lives worldwide—No. 10 in NIH funding 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 9 faculty members are Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 
  • 24 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

Plan of Study = 46 credits

Full time study = 4 semesters
Part-time study = 7 semesters

Full-time Plan:

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 544-001 Advanced Health Assessment (Neonatal section)

3

NRSG 547 Promoting and Maintaining Optimal Wellness in the Pediatric Patient

3

Semester Credit Hours

11

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 505 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NRSG 522 Advanced Pharmacology

3

NRSG 556 Advanced Neonatal Issues I

3

NRSG 651 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner I

3

Semester Credit Hours

12

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 557 Advanced Neonatal Issues II

3

NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

3

NRSG 653 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner II

5

Semester Credit Hours

11

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 559 Genetics

2

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions

2

NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum

2

NRSG 654 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner III

6

Semester Credit Hours

12

Total Credit Hours

46

Part-time Plan

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

Semester Credit Hours

5

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 505 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NRSG 522 Advanced Pharmacology

3

Semester Credit Hours

6

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 591 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

3

Semester Credit Hours

3

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 544-001 Advanced Health Assessment (Neonatal section)

3

NRSG 547 Promoting and Maintaining Optimal Wellness in the Pediatric Patient

3

NRSG 559 Genetics

2

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 556 Advanced Neonatal Issues I 3
NRSG 651 Neonatal NP I 4

Semester Credit Hours

7

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 557 Advanced Neonatal Issues II 3
NRSG 653 Neonatal NP II 5

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions 2
NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum 2
NRSG 654 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner III 6

Semester Credit Hours

10

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