Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

Caring for the future

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.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

  • Degree Requirements

    Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.

  • GPA Requirements

    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.

 
 

    7

    Semesters

    12

    Courses

    $21,398

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,064

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,767

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    • 3

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,651

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    • 4

       Semester

      1 Course (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,080

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    • 5

       Semester

      1 Course (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,255

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    • 6

       Semester

      2 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,251

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    • 7

       Semester

      2 Courses (10 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,846

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees.

      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

      Simulation Laboratories

      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.

      Faculty Expertise

      Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.

      Online Flexibility

      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.

      Classroom Feel

      A highly interactive peer group adds depth to your learning experience through sharing ideas and collaboration.

      Clinical Practicum

      The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.

      Contact Us

      Burgandy DeLeon | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office | UTMB School of Nursing

      Burgandy DeLeon