Master of Science in Nursing - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Alyssa Weiss, Program Director
The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) provides population-focused health care to preterm (<37 weeks) and term neonates, infants, and children up to 2 years of age. As a key member of an interprofessional team, the NNP participates in a wide variety of complex patient care activities in settings that include, but are not limited to, all levels of neonatal inpatient care in both academic and community-based settings; transport, acute care, and chronic care settings; delivery rooms; and outpatient settings. Student clinical experiences are designed to prepare the graduate to practice as an NNP providing direct patient care in a newborn nursery, or in a Level II, III, or IV NICU. Successful completion of the program qualifies students to register for the examination for certification as neonatal nurse practitioner. For admission requirements see the website for the School of Nursing at http://www.odu.edu/nursing or contact the program director. The MSN - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program is offered in a hybrid format.