University of Missouri-Kansas City

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Quick Facts


Graduate certificate (post-master's certificate)

Delivery Mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost



1-2 courses per semester


2-3 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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The online program is focused on health management of the neonate and their family. However students will also graduate with a broad base of knowledge including nursing theory, research, cultural diversity, health policy, ethics and leadership related to the role of the advanced practice nurse. Graduates of the accredited program are qualified to sit for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Board Exam offered by the National Certification Corporation.

A neonatal nurse caring for a child in an incubator.

Career Prospects

Graduates take the national certification exam for their specialty and practice as a nurse practitioner in any area of the United States.


Employment growth


Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two courses each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes:

  • Neonatal nursing
  • Advanced assessment of the neonate
  • Pharmacology for the neonate


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The post-master's certificate at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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