Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, MSN
We prepare you to care for newborn infants who arrive with a variety of medical needs such as prematurity, birth defects, substance abuse problems, infections, and a variety of chronic conditions. While technically the neonatal period describes the first month after birth, often times these babies will be sick for much longer, requiring lengthy stretches of care to address the challenges laid upon them at delivery. You’ll learn to care for infants until discharge and beyond, working with family and support groups to ensure the best quality of life for your patients and families.
We also collaborate with faculty and students in other pediatric graduate programs, increasing the breadth of your exposure to the field and providing you experiences available nowhere else.
A total of 12 course units are required.
|NURS 608||Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||1|
|NURS 685||Advanced Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology||1|
|NURS 547||Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice||1|
|or NURS 637||Introduction to Research Methods and Design|
|NURS 509||The Medically Fragile Child||1|
|NURS 731||High-Risk Neonate, Theory||1|
|NURS 776||High Risk Neonate Theory II||1|
|NURS 721||Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making: Nursing of Children Clinical I||1|
|NURS 733||Clinical Practicum for the High Risk Neonate||1|
|NURS 740||Advanced Practice Concepts for the Childbearing Family||1|
|NURS 777||High Risk Neonatal Clinical II||1|
|NURS 778||High Risk Neonatal Clinical III||1|
|Select 1 NURS elective||1|
|Total Course Units||12|
Penn's MSN programs include a Post-Master’s Certiﬁcate option. These programs can be pursued at any time post-degree. Current Master's students are also welcome to add complementary minors to their studies: https://catalog.upenn.edu/graduate/nursing/programs/
The Post-Master's Certiﬁcate curriculum is determined after a gap analysis is made by the Program Director. Prospective students should reach out to the Admissions Office for more information about post-masters and certificate options and to request a review of the student's previous MSN transcript. The length of each program depends on the course units required and course offerings per semester. For more information: https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/admissions/msn-and-post-masters/post-masters/.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.