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 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3 GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5301 Pharmacology 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) $21,398 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $2,428 Course Fees $348 Book Fees $288 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $380 Book Fees $180 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $348 Book Fees $96 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $1,294 Course Fees $354 Book Fees $432 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $758 Book Fees $290 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $3,191 Course Fees $830 Book Fees $230 Semester 7 Tuition and University Fees $3,758 Course Fees $1,088 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.