Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The transition of birth is often fraught for even the most robust babies. For those who have a difficult time in their early life, modern medicine provides intensive and rapidly-evolving care for our smallest patients and their families alike.
Although this program is in-person, to accommodate the busy schedules of our students some courses will be offered in an online or hybrid format. All clinical experiences for this program are in-person on Penn’s campus or at affiliated clinical sites.
We prepare you to care for newborn infants who arrive with a variety of medical needs, such as prematurity, birth defects, substance abuse problems, infections, and a variety of chronic conditions. While technically the neonatal period describes the first month after birth, often times these babies will be sick for much longer, requiring lengthy stretches of care to address the challenges laid upon them at delivery. You’ll learn to care for infants until discharge and beyond, working with family and support groups to ensure the best quality of life for the tiny ones in their care.
We also collaborate with faculty and students in other pediatric graduate programs, increasing the breadth of your exposure to the field and providing you experiences available no where else.
Watch this video to learn more about what Pediatric Acute Care NPs and Neonatal NPs do in their practices.
This program requires work experience prior to applying. Please visit our admissions page for more information.