FAQs


How many hours is the NNP major?
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner major is a 75 credit hour curriculum designed to prepare experienced registered nurses for the advanced practice nursing role of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP).

What curriculum does the program emphasize?
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.

What are the two program study options?
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a major of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP).
2. Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for the NNP, a study option which allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree (master's or doctorate) to prepare for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner role.

Are full-time and part-time degree plans available?
Yes

Are global mission opportunities available to students?
Yes.

What are application deadlines?
The final deadline to apply for the BSN to DNP for Fall 2018 is April 1. 

Can I work while in the program?
Yes, the majority of NNP students continue full time or part time work during the program

Do you assist with clinical/preceptor placements?
If you live in the Dallas Fort Worth area we will place you in a clinical site with a preceptor. If you live out of the area you will be responsible to find a hospital and a preceptor for your clinical courses.

What are the on campus requirements?
You are required to attend Orientation at the beginning of the program, 3 days at the end of the first year, and Pinning and Graduation are optional.