Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences has an online Master of Science in Nursing degree program with a concentration in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for registered nurses who are interested in working with premature or ill neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This program has both a full-time track that students can complete in 12 months and a part-time track that students can complete in two years.
Northeastern University’s online NNP program trains RNs in advanced diagnostic reasoning, delivery room management, intensive infant care, and family counseling. This program requires no campus visits, but students must complete clinical practicum hours at a local medical facility. Applicants to this program must already have a minimum of two years of professional experience in the NICU.
Coursework for Northeastern University’s Online NNP Program
This online MSN program is comprised of 41 course credits and requires the completion of 600 clinical practicum hours. Classes in the program include Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice, Neonatal Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate, Nursing Management: Critically Ill Neonatal, and Epidemiology and Community Health.
Students complete the clinical practicum component of the MSN program over the course of three classes. During students’ enrollment in the program, Northeastern University connects them with multiple preceptors, many of whom are graduates of the same program. For students who reside in Boston, Northeastern University has established relationships with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, UMASS Memorial Health Care, and Women and Infant’s Hospital of Rhode Island.
For students who do not reside in Boston, Northeastern University has connections with Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, Good Samaritan Hospital in California, John Dempsey Hospital at The University of Connecticut, Kapiolani in Hawaii, Keiser in Walnut Creek, CA, and INOVA Loudoun Children’s Hospital, VA.
Admissions Requirements for Bouve College of Health Sciences’ Online NNP Program
Applicants to this program must hold an active and unrestricted registered nurse license to practice in their state of residence, and have completed at least two years of work in a NICU setting. Candidates are required to have completed a BSN program from a CCNE or ACEN-accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and have completed courses in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Statistics with a grade of B or higher.
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Northeastern University Online NNP Program
Online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Program
Program Specialty: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Degree Type: MSN (BSN Required)
Program Structure: Online instruction with clinical hours requirements
Clinical Hours Requirements: 600 clinical hours required
Number of Credits Required: 41 credits needed to graduate
Number of Campus Visits Required: 0
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Program Length: Full-time program can be completed in 12 months; Part-time program can be completed in 2 years
Program Start Date: September and January start dates
Number of Terms: Full-Time: 3 semesters; Part-Time 6 semesters
Requirements and Tuition
Application Requirements: BSN required; current RN; At least two years of experience in the NICU
GPA: Minimum GPA 3.0
Standardized Testing: Not Required
Tuition: ~$56,908 + fees
Cost Per Credit Hour: $1,388 per credit hour
Eligibility Restrictions: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states. Students should confirm the program accepts students from their state of residence before applying.