University of Utah

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Neonatal nurse practitioners are the first responders to infants in crisis in newborn intensive care units and are liaisons with care providers when the infant is discharged from the unit and sent home. The practitioner works collaboratively with neonatal nurses, neonatologists, and a cadre of consultants, including cardiologists, general surgeons, and geneticists to name a few. Graduates serve as midlevel care providers who collect objective data and create, implement, and evaluate a plan of care for a caseload of critically ill infants. Full-time students can complete this program in three academic years. The program includes specialty courses in neonatal nurse practitioner, including embryology, clinical genetics, assessment and developmental/family centered care, physiology/pathophysiology. A sample program of study can be found on our website.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

For Questions related to WRGP resident tuition rates and process:

Deidre Schoenfeld, Student Funding Project Administrator or (801) 585-1671

For Questions related to Academic Program (application and program info):

Shelley Kern,  Program Manager or (801) 585-0878

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