Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program in Wisconsin - WI
US Census Bureau estimates that 23.4% of the Wisconsin population is currently age 5 – 18. This means that within 10 years, more than 1 million people in the state will come of age and could start families, increasing the need for NPs specialized in providing medical care for newborns.
NNPs are advanced degree nurses that have graduated with a master of science in nursing, a post-master or a doctorate degree in nursing. Eligibility to enroll in neonatal nurse practitioner programs in Wisconsin is limited to licensed RNs that have graduated with an associate’s or bachelors in nursing.
Licensed RNs apply to Master of Science in nursing, post-master and doctorate in nursing programs. The master’s programs involve research and theory, with curriculum focused on the student’s selected area of specialization, and the doctorate in nursing includes mostly curriculum pertinent to clinical aspects of neonatal care.
RNs with MSN or DNS degrees are certified in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin State Board, and licensed nationally, through the American Nurses Credential Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
If you are interested in a medical career and want to participate in helping infants recover, grow and flourish, consider the opportunities and rewards that come with a career in neonatal nursing.