Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal NPs care for ill newborns, improving their outcomes in partnership with their families and others on the healthcare team.
Our neonatal nurse practitioner DNP program was developed to educate and prepare advanced practice neonatal nurses to manage and care for ill neonates, improving outcomes for the infants in partnership with their families. This unique perspective is based on the framework of patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), which calls for caring for neonates, infants and their families through respect, communication and empowerment.
Students in the NNP program at UIC will explore evidenced-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, quality, safety, health technology,and health policy. Our program is highly specialized and clinically focused in order to provide comprehensive, hands-on, culturally competent, evidence-based care.
4 Average class size within neonatal focus area courses
100% Graduates' pass rate on certification exam
second level pride points
90 Faculty's combined years of experience in the neonatal focus area
Clinicals Practicum sites and highly qualified preceptors are arranged for students by dedicated staff.
What will you do as an NNP?
Life is never boring as a neonatal nurse practitioner, providing population-focused care for the youngest children, from preterm newborns to toddlers up to age 2.
Graduating NNP students will be eligible to take the National Certification Corporation Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination. For more information, visit the website of National Certification Corporation. Scope of practice is defined by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), along with education standards and requirements for certification and continuing competency. Individual state nursing boards govern specifics regarding: scope of practice, prescriptive authority, criteria for APRN license maintenance.