Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Thomas Jefferson University, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, offers a Master of Science in Nursing for Neonatal Practitioners on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware. Core courses (22 credits) can be taken at the University of Delaware. The final 15 credits are taken at Thomas Jefferson University.

Core Courses for NNP taken at UD

  • NURS 604 – 3 credits Advanced Practice Roles for Health Care Providers
  • NURS 609 – 4 credits Nursing Science: Theory and Research
  • NURS 621 – 3 credits Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS 622 – 3 credits Advanced Pharmacology
  • NURS 687 – 3 credits Application of Research
  • EDCU 665 – 3 credits Elementary Statistics

Additional Courses at UD

NURS 616 – 3 credits Primary Care in Community Health

Total Credits at UD 22


Core Courses from TJU

  • TJU – NUR 662 – 3 credits NNP Clinical Course I
  • TJU – NUR 663 – 3 credits NNP Clinical Course II
  • TJU – NUR 664 – 3 credits NNP Clinical Course III
  • TJU – NUR 665 – 3 credits Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making
  • TJU – NUR 666 – 3 credits Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for the NNP

Total Credits Needed – 37

The School of Nursing is suspending admissions to four programs, CNS Pediatrics, CNS Adult/Gerontology, Health Services Administration, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and their corresponding post-master’s certificate programs.

Please note that we are fully committed to students already admitted to these programs and will ensure that they are able to complete their program. The NP programs are still accepting students with a projected application deadline of March 1, 2016, as is our usual procedure. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program will begin their first cohort in Fall, 2015 and will continue to accept post-master’s applicants through October 1, 2015 for their Fall, 2015 class.