Our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Program prepares students to provide advanced nursing care to critically ill and recovering neonates and their families. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national certification offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Our graduates have maintained over a 90% pass rate on the exam.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.
Required Application Documents
Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.
Work Experience Requirements
Required: A minimum of two (2) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN) in a Level III nursery.
Clinical Nurse Leader Program Curriculum & Tuition
Semester 1 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5301 Pharmacology 3 GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3 GNRS 5349 Informatics/Quality Improvement 3 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5303 Advanced Neonatal Health Assessment 3 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5631 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner I 6 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5632 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner II 6 GNRS 5350 Nurse Practitioner: Professional Role and Business Principles 3 Semester 7 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5633 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner III 6 GNRS 5434 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner IV 4
Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $20,110 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $2,206 Course Fees $330 Book Fees $230 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $505 Book Fees $179 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $330 Book Fees $236 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $1,517 Course Fees $342 Book Fees $254 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $732 Book Fees $0 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $2,912 Course Fees $797 Book Fees $753 Semester 7 Tuition and University Fees $3,363 Course Fees $1,052 Book Fees $0
NNP Program Highlights
UTMB offers state-of-the-art simulation laboratories to provide useful & realistic scenarios to help students understand neonatal care in a realistic environment.
Real World Applications
Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.
A highly interactive peer group adds depth to your learning experience through sharing ideas and collaboration.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.