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Prepare for the In-Demand and Highly Rewarding Field of Neonatal Nursing

If you have a Master of Science in Nursing degree and want to become a neonatal nurse practitioner without earning a second master's degree, our on campus Post-Master’s Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is the solution for you.
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Post-Master in Nursing Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Degree Overview

Loretto Heights School of Nursing’s on-campus graduate certificate options are designed for nurses who have a Master of Science in Nursing and want to expand upon their knowledge and skills without earning a second master's degree.

The Post-Master’s Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is an ideal solution if you already have an MS in Nursing degree or its equivalent and want to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. The curriculum focuses on assessment, management and evaluation of the health care needs of neonates and infants working within the dynamics of the family environment and in collaboration with neonatologists and other health care providers. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking ability, creativity, cost awareness, case management skill, and clinical expertise in competencies identified by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and National Task Force (NTF), American Nurses Association (ANA), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the Consensus Model Advanced Practice Nurse Regulation documents. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of level III (high risk) neonatal intensive care units.

Completion of this specialization will make you eligible to sit for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Examination upon graduation.

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for the Post-Masters in Nursing Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program at Regis University. The total certificate requires 19-31 semester hours.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate Courses
NR 605 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (3 semester hours)
NR 607 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3 semester hours)
NR 614 Foundations of Financial Management for Nursing Leaders (3 semester hours)
NR 651 Professional Integration 
NR 652 Health Assessment for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (4 semester hours)
NR 653 Genetics and Embryology for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (3 semester hours)
NR 654 Advanced Practice Procedures for the High Risk Infant (2 semester hours)
NR 656 Management of the High Risk Newborn (5 semester hours)
NR 657 Clinical Integration for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (5 semester hour)
NR 699 Comprehensive Evaluation, Master of Science (0 semester hours)

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.


Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

May 2016-April 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $750
Other Fees
Application Fee $50
Lab Fee (one time only) $300
Procedures Lab Fee (one time only) $500
Health Insurance* (waived with proof of insurance)
Fall (Aug. 22, 2016-Dec., 31 2016)
Spring/Summer (Jan. 1, 2017-Aug. 21, 2017)

Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee) $69
Graduation Application Fee $50

*Students who elect the University sponsored health insurance are enrolled for the entire year and cannot drop mid-year without a change of life exception. Only students who are enrolled in programs that require health insurance are eligible for the University sponsored plan.

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