Why ODU for Nursing - Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist?

Learn how to provide patient-centered quality care and improve health outcomes for neonates and continuously hospitalized infants through two years of age. In ODU's neonatal CNS master's degree program, your coursework will emphasize advanced clinical practice knowledge, leadership, and the integration of technology into practice within the complex healthcare system. You'll also explore practice models, standards, and regulations that direct advanced nursing practice.

You will be required to travel to ODU's School of Nursing in Virginia Beach for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program. We're proud to collaborate with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program, one of the largest in the U.S. These highly specialized actors provide safe practicum experiences where you will learn and refine clinical skills. You will also complete a clinical practicum experience.

ODU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This CNS MSN program is approved by the Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine.

Traineeship grants may be available to assist with tuition, dependent on grant funding.

This program is not available in the following states: Washington