Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Post-Graduate Certificate

Prepare for the in-demand field of neonatal nursing.

The Post-Graduate 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.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online Zoom courses
1x per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Credits for Completion
19-31 credit hours

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
$965 per credit hour

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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.

How to Apply

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

  • Minimum two years nursing work experience in a Level III or IV high-risk neonatal intensive care unit
  • Complete online application through NursingCAS
  • Nursing Master’s degree from an NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited program
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Current resume
  • One-page personal statement
  • Three recommendation forms (one each from a supervisor, NNP and Neonatalogist)

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

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $965 per credit hour
Total program credits:19-31
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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: December 1

Priority deadline: March 1

Final deadline: July 1

Program starts: Late August

A Culture of Excellence

The Post-Graduate Certificate Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) is offered by the historic Loretto Heights School of Nursing within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.