Mar 01, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate


Director/Program Coordinator: Michael Urton (2122 Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6468; urtonm18@ecu.edu)

Admission Requirements


  • A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • A current nonrestricted 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
  • Two years clinical experience as a RN in a neonatal intensive care unit
  • A personal interview with a member of the graduate faculty

Note:


Applicants for the neonatal clinical nurse specialist certificate, in addition to the general admission criteria, must 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.

Licensure/Certification Requirements in North Carolina


The curriculum for all ECU Certificates, Degrees, and other Graduate Programs  have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for licensure/certification exams in North Carolina. The various licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work) before you apply. Search our state  Licensure Dashboard to see if the program you’re interested in meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in your home state (or state where you intend to work).