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Students can complete program in three semesters
Interprofessional learning with neonatal nurse practitioner students
Simulation training with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and neonatologists to enhance clinical competency caring for neonates
Critical neonatal care content presented to support your on-the-job clinical training
The foundations of advanced neonatal care course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge for the neonatal nurse practitioner or physician assistant to manage the health care needs of the neonate in the newborn nursery or level II neonatal intensive care unit.
The course offers scientific inquiry into the use of pharmacologic agents in the advanced nursing care of infants, including fetal, neonatal life, and early childhood. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug use in pregnancy and lactation, pharmacologic agents used in disease prevention and treatment, drug monitoring and drug safety in the home are explored. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 761.
This course develops the students' ability to manage high-risk neonates. This is the second of three sequential management courses that provide the theoretical and practical knowledge for the neonatal nurse practitioner to manage the health care needs of the neonate at the highest level of nursing practice. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 778.
Students entering the Certificate program in this program should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Applicants must be hired by a neonatal practice that will provide a sponsoring physician to guide clinical training while completing the didactic courses during the 3-semester program of study
Complete the University Non-Degree Application
Submit a School of Nursing Supplemental Application Form
Provide Transcript from graduate program (Nursing, PA, MBA or other)
Provide copies of all relevant licenses and certifications
2-page essay describing interest in certificate program and career goals
Provide two letters of recommendation (Neonatal PA applicants must provide a recommendation letter from their sponsoring physician)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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