Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Traditional DNP, BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to DNP
The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a nearly
$900,000 proposal to provide a new BSN to DNP Neonatal Nurse
Practitioner (NNP) program or BSN to DNP Acute Care Pediatric
Nurse Practitioner Program (ACPNP).
Graduates of the NNP program will earn a DNP degree and be eligible
to sit for the National Certification Corporation NNP exam.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has set a 2015
date for full implementation of the DNP as the entry level for
While NNOP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in MCN 568 (first NNOP clinical course), are required to attend a mandatory two (2) day orientation. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
Students enrolled in the NNP program are required to complete clinical hours with a qualified preceptor. The College of Nursing has contracts with agencies in many areas of the U.S. Please review our clinical affiliations list on the College of Nursing website, Clinical Agencies,. to determine if we already have an agreement with an agency in your area where you can complete your clinical hours. If we do not have an agreement with an agency in your geographical location, please contact Dr. Heather Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. prior to submitting your application.
This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP14826-01-00 for Online DNP for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Program for $861,312.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.