This rewarding career choice allows registered nurses to further their education, expand their employment opportunities and increase their earning potential while providing valuable medical care and services to newborns and new families. As an advanced practice nurse specializing in neonatal care, neonatal NPs provide family-centered care and help to treat and prevent health issues in newborns and infants.
To become a neonatal NP, prospective students will need to complete a master-level degree, generally a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis on advanced practice nursing for neonates, and pass a national certification examination. Most master-level programs for prospective neonatal nurse practitioners require applicants to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), current licensure as a registered nurse (RN), and experience working in neonatal care.
To find the degree program that is right for you, browse the below list of colleges offering this degree.