Colleges With Neonatal Nursing
Neonatal nursing is a specialized branch of nursing that focuses on the care and treatment of infants from birth through their first year. Neonatal nurses are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, treating, and assisting with various medical problems in newborns. Neonatal nurses work alongside neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians and other medical professionals to ensure that their patients receive the best possible care. The following colleges offer degrees in neonatal nursing:
Radford University is a public institution located in Radford, Virginia. The university offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate and online programs that are designed to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in their future careers.
Radford University’s bachelor of science in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students can choose from two tracks: traditional or accelerated. The traditional track requires students to complete three years of full-time study; the accelerated track requires two years of full-time study plus one year of part-time study at an approved school for nurses near your home location before completing your final semester at Radford University.
The cost of attendance per year for 2017–2018 was $31,297 for out-of-state residents and $18,898 for state residents with financial need that was met by federal grants or loans through the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant program (VTAG). Students who qualify for VTAG may also qualify for Emergency Grant assistance if they demonstrate financial hardship during their academic career at Radford University by completing an application form each spring semester they attend RPU
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have access to a neonatal nursing program that is accredited by the CCNE, ACEN and CCNE/ACEN.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is a public university and hospital system located in the capital city of Little Rock, AR. UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, offering services through its medical centers, hospitals and other locations throughout Arkansas. With more than 5,000 faculty members and more than 1 million patient encounters each year at facilities that include four teaching hospitals, a medical school and pharmacy college; UAMS offers many programs to meet your needs:
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses who have an interest in caring for high-risk infants within their healthcare settings across all levels of care—from the preterm infant requiring intensive care support during early intervention to critically ill newborns with complex needs requiring specialized treatment protocols. This program will prepare you to function as a professional nurse practitioner providing direct patient care or management services in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). In addition to assisting physicians with diagnosis and management of conditions affecting newborn patients such as congenital anomalies; infection; disease processes affecting organ systems such as cardiopulmonary/respiratory tract/digestive tract/neurological; metabolic disorders including metabolic acidosis or alkalosis related disorders; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); neonatal hypoglycemia resulting from birth defects like those involving glucose transporters or enzymes involved in glucose metabolism pathways.; chronic lung disease including bronchopulmonary dysplasia etc., behavioral problems related to prematurity such as feeding difficulties due
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University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
If you’re looking for a large university with a large nursing program, you’ve found it. UCF offers students the opportunity to study in an accredited bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate program. If you are interested in specializing in neonatal nursing, UCF has several options available. The BSN and MSN degrees can be earned through on-campus classes or online, while the PhD is only offered on campus.
University of Connecticut Health Center
The University of Connecticut Health Center offers a two-year master’s program in neonatal nursing. The admissions requirements are:
- Graduate or bachelor’s degree;
- BSN or RN license; and
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 on your previous undergraduate coursework, not including any remedial courses.
Tuition and fees for the program are around $18,000 per year for state residents and $24,000 per year for nonresidents. Financial aid is available to those who qualify through various grants as well as federal loans, such as Perkins loans, Stafford loans and PLUS loans. Deadline for applying is January 1st each year; contact information below if you’d like more details about their admissions process or tuition costs:
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) offers a neonatal nursing program that is particularly strong in its focus on community-based care. As one of the largest and most diverse research universities in the nation, UIC has a reputation for excellence and attracts a faculty that is known for its cutting edge work. In addition to providing students with an exceptional education, this school also provides them with an extensive support network through their extensive alumni network as well as valuable networking opportunities throughout Chicago and other major cities across the country.
The university has several campuses throughout Illinois but is most easily accessed by taking public transportation including Metra trains or CTA buses directly into downtown Chicago where it can be found just north of the loop at 1852 W Congress Parkway near Michigan Avenue.
Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. Students who pursue the BSN program will be prepared to start practicing as a registered nurse, while those who choose an MSN program are prepared to practice as a nurse practitioner or nurse specialist. Western Carolina University also offers doctoral programs in nursing, including an online Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) program that allows students to earn their degree entirely online. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Neonatal Nurse Specialist options prepare students for leadership roles within the neonatal care community by providing them with advanced knowledge about neonatal care principles and practices.*
This is a small list.
There are many colleges with neonatal nursing programs. Most of these schools have been accredited by the NCCN, which is an organization that accredits medical programs.
There are also many other nursing programs that focus on neonatal care, but they may not be accredited by the NCCN and thus do not meet all of the requirements for professional certification in the field.
I hope this list helps you in your career!