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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

*Special Announcement:
The GRE & MAT admission entrance exams can be now be waived for the NNP concentration if an applicant holds a current and unexpired RNC-NIC certification or active membership in the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Applicant must submit ONE proof or ONE score with application.*

The purpose of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration is to increase the number of advanced practice neonatal nurses to meet the needs of high-risk infants and their families in tertiary care centers. Education for such advanced nursing practice is grounded in theoretical and practical knowledge that is culturally sensitive and prepares practitioners in advanced nursing, medical and pharmacological practices. Graduates are eligible to sit for The National Certification Corporation's (NCC) examination to certify Neonatal Nurse Practitioner's. The content courses for this concentration are offered online.  Required student clinical practice experiences are arranged in the students' geographic area.


The following faculty members will be your instructors as you move through the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration:


A minimum of 42 s.h. is required for graduation in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration offers two methods for completing your graduation requirements, a full-time or part-time plan of study. Curriculum plans for certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner's seeking a master's degree as well as a Post-Master's Certificate are available. These curriculum plans referenced below are only a suggested course sequence. Once admitted to the program, students will develop a plan of study with their Advisor. Part-time plans of study typically span 7 semesters, and full-time plans of study typically span 5 semesters in length.

Curriculum Plan
Post-Master's Curriculum Plan

For more information, please visit the ECU Graduate Catalog.

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