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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program resides in the School of Nursing at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. The School of Nursing is one of six professional schools comprising the academic health sciences center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana State University system initiated nursing education in 1929, and the School of Nursing was established as a separate and autonomous school in December, 1968.

The NNP post-baccalaureate DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 85 credit hours. The NNP plan of study is developed, implemented, and will be revised based on the Educational Standards and Curriculum Guidelines for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs (NANN, 2014), Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (NONPF, 2013), NONPF DNP Competencies and the AACN DNP Essentials. Students in this program will achieve the SON DNP program outcomes by building on the baccalaureate level maternal-child nursing content and the studentís clinical experience as a staff nurse in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit for a minimum of two years. This program prepares the neonatal nurse practitioner at the graduate level who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in population-focused health care for preterm and term neonates, infants and children up to 2 years of age. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are, seminars, case studies/discussions, and delivery room, newborn nursery and Level III NICU clinical practicums.

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
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