Founded shortly after the end of the revolutionary war, the historic University of Pittsburgh is a public research university which continues its reputation as one of the best public universities in the country. Home to the renowned Pitt School of Nursing, the school is recognized for world-class faculty and a top-tier educational experience.
The Pitt School of Nursing offers an MSN degree that prepares nurses to be Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP), providing care for high-risk infants and children up to 2 years of age. Program coursework and clinical experiences focus on the care and management of critically ill and convalescent premature and full-term infants. Courses include:
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations
- Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
- Pediatric Well Child Care
The NNP area of concentration offers both full-time and part-time study onsite at main campus in Pittsburgh. A post master’s option is also available. Applicants must have a BSN, as well as the equivalent of two years full-time (within the last five years) practice experience as a registered nurse (RN) caring for critically Ill newborns, infants and children in critical care inpatient settings.