The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program is a 37 credit hour curriculum designed to prepare experienced registered nurses for the advanced practice nursing roles of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). The curriculum emphasizes advanced nursing care of newborns and infants from birth through the first two years of life. The spectrum of health from promotion of wellness to management of acute and chronic illness in a variety of settings is incorporated into the program.
The program of study conforms to educational guidelines from the State of Texas, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for national Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC). The curriculum provides didactic (theory) and clinical components organized within the framework set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing 2004.
There are two program study options:
1. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) awards the Master of Science in Nursing degree with a major of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
2. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a post-master's nurse practitioner study option which allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree (master's or doctorate) to prepare for the nurse practitioner role.
Admission requirements for the NNP track include:
*If the nursing GPA is greater than 3.5 the MAT or GRE requirement may be waived.To begin the admission process to the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program:
For the fall start date applicants should plan to complete all admission materials on or before:
Students admitted to the Graduate Program in Nursing may be eligible for scholarship/graduate tuition assistance through the school of nursing. Scholarship funds are limited and are awarded based tuition cost after students register for classes. Federal assistance in the form of student loans is available through the Baylor University Financial Aid Office. Federal student loans require completion of FAFSA by students at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Please contact Endalk Tulu, Louise Herrington School of Nursing Financial Aid Coordinator, for additional information.
Preference will be given to full-time students. Part-time students will be accepted as space allows.
For More Information Contact:
Mrs. Tina Glaspie
Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment