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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate


Program Coordinator: Amy Jnah (216-375-9228; jnaha@ecu.edu)

Admission Requirements


  • A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • A current non-restricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina or an NCSBN compact state. Individual advisement will be necessary for licensure regulations for online out-of-state students.
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in graduate study, career goals, and the certificate’s relationship to those goals.
  • Three professional references with one reference from an individual who is knowledgeable of the applicant’s nursing practice
  • One year clinical experience as an RN
  • A personal interview with a member of the graduate faculty

 

Note:


Applicants for the neonatal post-master’s certificate, in addition to the general admission criteria, must have two years of current practice experience as a RN in a critical care environment for high-risk neonatal care. Applicants must also have had graduate level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology within the past five years or approval by the concentration director; otherwise, students will be required to take these courses as part of the post-master’s certificate requirement.

Note:


* Students who completed NURS 6993  to earn a previous master of science in nursing degree from East Carolina University will satisfy this requirement by taking NURS 6500  to demonstrate professional competencies of the certificate program.