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DNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal

Brandman University



Brandman University's online DNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal degree is specifically designed for those BSNs who are looking to specializes in the care of hospitalized vulnerable infants and their families.

The main focus of this online Neonatal Nurse Practitioner degree is to help students to gain the knowledge and understanding that is needed for being eligible for the National Certification Center (NCC) national certification NNP examination.

The core concepts of the program focus on:

  • Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Neonatal pathophysiology
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment
  • Developmental
  • Cultural and family care

Additional advanced skills are taught through a variety or simulated and clinical environments required for competence in a critical care environment.


The BSN to DNP program is delivered using a blend of: eight, 2-4 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for the registered nurse who is ready to take a leadership role in the professional clinical practice of nursing.

73 credits completed in 2 years full time or 3 years with a combination of part-time and full time study


  • Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Submit a $50 application fee. Apply online and we'll waive the $50 application fee!
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution, and from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.

Accreditation Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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