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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

RNs with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who wish to enter advanced practice as nurse practitioners may complete this MSN program in two academic years of full-time study plus two summers. Students earn 23 credits at TCNJ and 15 at Thomas Jefferson University.

The 43-credit master’s program consists of:

Required Courses (43 credits)

NURS 501 Perspectives in Advanced Practice Nursing
NURS 504 Advanced Human Pathophysiology
NURS 506 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice and Research
NURS 603 Individual, Family, and Community Systems
NURS 604 Research and Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 633 Advanced Holistic Health Assessment
NURS 690 Practicum in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Role
NURS 694 Capstone Seminar
NURS 705 Capstone Project in Nursing


Clinical Courses:

NURS 662 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP I
NURS 663 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP II
NURS 664 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP III
NURS 665 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making of the Mother and Neonate
NURS 667 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Code: NURS_MSN03

TCNJ's Department of Nursing is not accepting transfers into our four year traditional bachelor’s of science in nursing program at this time. We are accepting applications for the ABSN program for May 2025.Learn More