Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary
How to Become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Eligibility Requirements
Should I enroll into a neonatal nurse practitioner program?
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification
A neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) focused on providing assessment, care and treatment to newborns and infants.
Neonatal nurse practitioners may be found working in intensive care units, delivery rooms, emergency rooms and specialty clinics.
Depending on your past education and experience, the time it takes to become an NNP will vary. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, it may take less time to complete a graduate nursing program than if you are an RN without a bachelor’s in nursing. Be sure to check with your preferred NNP program and to verify your state licensure requirements.
No, a NICU nurse is not the same as an NNP, but they may both have the same master’s level degree. NICU nurses typically work in the intensive care unit and care for newborns who usually need round-the-clock attention.