Jun 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Director/Program Coordinator: Amy Jnah (216-375-9228; 3185 Health Sciences Building; 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
  • Two professional references with one reference from a neonatologist or board certified neonatal nurse practitioner
  • One year clinical experience as an RN
  • A personal or digitally-recorded personal interview with the graduate faculty


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.


* 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.