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Pediatric Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

The Pediatric Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program prepares you to provide advanced nursing care for low- and high-risk neonates and infants.

With preparation in both pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner specialties, provide primary or acute care to infants in a variety of settings.

Nurse practitioner student practicing a well-child checkup using stethoscope.


About the Pediatric, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialties

Nurse practitioners in the pediatric and neonatal specialties will be able to practice in all levels of neonatal inpatient care, transport, acute and chronic care; delivery rooms, and outpatient settings, with the majority practicing in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) across the country.

Students conduct clinical experiences at the Gosnell Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Golisano Children's Hospital. The highly-specialized, nationally-recognized center provides the highest level of care available for sick or premature newborns (Level IV), including advanced treatment for respiratory failure, heart disease, and neurologic injury.

National Certification

Graduates of this program will be dually-prepared to sit for national certification with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as an PPCNP-BC or CPNP-AC as well as the National Certification Corporation as NNP-BC. Learn more about nurse practitioner certification in the Student Handbook.

Degree Options & Curriculum

Specialize as a neonatal nurse practitioner by applying to the Pediatric Neonatal Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program. See Sample PNP/NNP Master's Degree Plan. We also offer the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty with an Advanced Certificate. Explore our specialty pathways below.

Pediatric/Neonatal NP Master’s Curriculum

Neonatal NP Advanced Certificate

Patrick Hopkins, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, NNP

Patrick Hopkins, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, NNP

Specialty Director of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program

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Interested in the Nurse Practitioner programs? Learn more about how to pursue a nurse practitioner degree by requesting more information or speaking with an Admissions Counselor.

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