Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

.Become a Neonatal NP

Become a Neonatal NP

Emory offers the only online 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 isone of a handful of NNP programs in the country thatprepares nurses for practice across the continuum of care. The program prepares nurses as as advanced practice providers who are skilled in performing comprehensive assessments, diagnostic evaluations, and symptom and disease management for neonates and infants through theage 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. The online format means working nurses do not need to give up employment or relocate to the Atlanta area.

  • We offer full-time and part-time plans of study in an “executive online” format, 
  • Students visit campus once a semester for intensive content delivery, simulations, procedural skills labs, and competency validation.
  • Faculty arrange all clinical contracts and preceptor agreements
  • Post-graduate certificate program
  • Low faculty-student ratios
  • Didactic and clinical experience
  • Online program allows schedule to be tailored to meet students' needs and working lifestyle

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. 4 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • The only Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program in the State of Georgia
  • 100 percent national certification exam pass rate as of April 2016
  • 9 faculty members are Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 33 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows 

Plan of Study: 47 credits

Executive online format available beginning August 2016

Full-time Plan 4 Semesters

  Credits

Semester 1 (Fall) 

NRSG 524Becoming an APRN2
NRSG 528Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology3
NRSG 544-001Advanced Health Assessment (Neonatal section)3
NRSG 547Staying Healthy: Promoting and Maintaining Health in the Pediatric Patient3
 

Semester Credit Hours

11

Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 505Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 522Advanced Pharmacology3
NRSG 556Advanced Neonatal Issues I3
NRSG 651Neonatal Nurse Practitioner I4
 

Semester Credit Hours

13

Semester 3 (Summer)

NRSG 557Advanced Neonatal Issues II3
NRSG 591Health Care Quality and Patient Safety3
NRSG 653Neonatal Nurse Practitioner II5
 

Semester Credit Hours

11

Semester 4 (Fall)

NRSG 599Business of Healthcare: Finance2
NRSG 589Leadership for Health Professions2
NRSG 657Palliative Care Across the Spectrum2
NRSG 654Neonatal Nurse Practitioner III6
 

Semester Credit Hours

12
 

Total Credit Hours

47

Part-time Plan 7 Semesters

Credit Hours

Semester 1 (Fall)

NRSG 524 Becoming an APRN

2

NRSG 528 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

3

NRSG 657 Palliative Care across the Spectrum

2

 Semester Credit Hours

7

 Semester 2 (Spring)

NRSG 522 Advanced Pharmacology

3

NRSG 505 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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- Neo/Peds section

3

NRSG 547 Staying Health in Pediatrics

3

NRSG 589 Leadership for Health Professions

2

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester 5 (Spring)

NRSG 556 Neonatal Issues I

3

NRSG 651 Neonatal NP I

3

Semester Credit Hours

6

Semester 6 (Summer)

NRSG 557 Neonatal Issues II

3

NRSG 653 Neonatal NP II

5

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester 7 (Fall)

NRSG 599 Business and Finance

2

NRSG 654 Neonatal NP III 

6

Semester Credit Hours

8

Total Credit Hours

46

 

To be considered for admission to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, you must submit the following items:

Requirements for MSN admission include

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNAC)
  • Unencumbered RN license in the state of Georgia
  • GRE Test Scores

 Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework
  • Official GRE score report
    • The GRE must be retaken if scores are older than 5 years
    • TOEFL scores are required if English is a second language
  • Resume

The average GPA for admitted students is 3.5. Students are encouraged to submit GRE test scores that fall within the 50th-99th percentile of all test takers

The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants meeting at least ONE of the following criteria**: 

  • GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5 from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Previous master’s degree (or higher) completed from an accredited college or university+

**It is at the discretion of the Admission Committee to request test scores despite meeting GRE waiver.

Program Specific Requirements

Successful NNP students have a strong clinical foundation prior to entering the program.  National criteria mandate that all applicants must have at least two years (full-time) of Level III or IV NICU nursing experience prior to entering the clinical courses of the program.  Part-time applicants will be considered with one year of Full-time NICU nursing experience.

Please visit the Graduate Program Financial Aid Page for information about financial aid options.

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