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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates in the care of neonates and their mothers. NNPs practice in hospitals, neonatal intensive care units, labor and delivery, outpatient clinics and transport services providing and managing comprehensive health care to critically ill neonates and their families as well as collaboration with maternal child healthcare disciplines. Graduates of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program are eligible for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification through the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

The NNP program is part of a Neonatal Education Consortium with the University of Delaware and the College of New Jersey. If you are a student at the University of Delaware or the College of New Jersey and are interested in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, please contact Dr. Ksenia Zukowsky at ksenia.zukowsky@jefferson.edu

Read the Nursing Spectrum Article "Save the Babies: Teach NNPs."

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

NNP Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum Credits
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 662 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Neonatal Nurse Practitioner I 3
NU 663 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Neonatal Nurse Practitioner II 3
NU 664 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Neonatal Nurse Practitioner III 3
NU 665 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making for the Mother and the Neonate 3
NU 667 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 3

NNP Program Coordinators:
Michele Savin, Michele.Savin@jefferson.edu
Dr. Ksenia Zukowsky, Ksenia.Zukowsky@jefferson.edu