Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Track

Online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program (DNP-NNP)

Designed for actively practicing RNs

Online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program Texas (DNP-NNP)

Ranked #11 Best Nursing College

Online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program No GMAT (DNP-NNP)

No GRE or GMAT required

[em]Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)[/em]Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Track

Protect Our Future as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (DNP NNP) track prepares actively practicing RNs for an advanced practice role leading nursing care for infants through the first two years of life. Online DNP NNP graduates possess the holistic skill set necessary to lead change through practice.

Two entry options:

  • BSN to DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Track
  • Post Master’s DNP practice degree for the NNP, a study option that allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree to obtain a doctorate of nursing practice
Program Features At-A-Glance
  • CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Coursework is delivered online with 2 on-campus immersions
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with average completion time of three years
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Total credits: 75

 

Admissions Requirements At-a-Glance
  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No GRE or MAT required
  • The equivalent of two years of full-time clinical practice experience (within the last five years) as a registered nurse in the care of critically ill neonates in inpatient settings (level III NICU) is required before a student begins clinical courses. Students may enroll in pre-clinical courses while obtaining the necessary practice experience
  • Unencumbered RN license
Curriculum At-A-Glance

The program focuses on high-risk neonates and their families through a curriculum that delivers in-depth knowledge of neonatal nursing theory, assessment, research utilization, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, patient management, program planning and systems management.

Featured curriculum:

  • NUR 5360: Embryology and Developmental Physiology
  • NUR 5365: Advanced Neonatal Nursing Management I: High-Risk & Critically Ill Newborns/Infants
  • NUR 6300: Post NICU Graduate

For featured courses and their descriptions, please download the program guide.

Protect and Serve Vulnerable Populations as a Baylor Nurse

Online DNP NNP Salary & Careers

The Baylor University online Doctor of Nursing Practice Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track prepares RNs to be exemplary leaders and impact the lives of neonates and their families. Baylor DNP-NNPs are servant-leaders who, through the integration of faith and learning, are equipped to shape nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings including neonatal ICU units.

  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the NNP certification examination offered by the National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC) and advance their career as doctorial prepared advanced practice Neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners can earn up to $96,000 (national average annual salary, Payscale.com)
  • Students have the option to complete a DNP project abroad and participate in international research and missions with graduate faculty

To learn more about this track, please download the program guide.