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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Post-Master's Certificate

Prepare for the in-demand field of neonatal nursing. 

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. Clinical experiences are offered in a variety of level III (high risk) neonatal intensive care units.

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

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses

Credits for Completion
19-31 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$865 per credit hour

Sample NNP Classes

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NR 653: Genetics and Embryology for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Principles of human genetics, genetic testing and screening, genetic abnormalities and gene therapy for implications for the neonatal nurse practitioner.

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NR 654: Advanced Practice Procedures for the High Risk Infant

Theory, application and skills addressing the assessment and management of neonatal procedures commonly encountered in neonatal intensive care facilities

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NR 657: Clinical Integration for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Focuses on the integration of advanced perinatal and neonatal theory, skill competency, critical thinking and clinical management of the low and high risk neonate and family.

Program Details

Get all the details on our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate, including course requirements and application materials. 

How to Apply

To apply to the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application through NursingCAS
  • Completion of a NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited graduate-level nursing program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum two years nursing work experience in a Level III or IV high risk neonatal intensive care unit
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts 
  • Current resume
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three recommendation forms

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $865 per credit hour
Total program credits: 19-31

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Important Dates

Application opens: January 1

Priority deadline: April 1

Final deadline: July 1

Program starts: Late August