This Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program will train you to provide focused health care to preterm babies, infants, and children up to 2 years old. You'll learn how to care for neonatal patients in transport, acute care, chronic care, delivery rooms, and outpatient settings.
ODU is proud to have a simulation lab set up as a birthing room that includes a birthing mother, preterm infant and a term infant. We also collaborate with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program. It's one of the largest in the U.S. with specialized actors who provide safe practicum experiences to learn and refine clinical skills. You will also complete a clinical practicum in a newborn nursery, or in a level II, III, or IV NICU.
You must travel to ODU's School of Nursing in Virginia Beach for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program.
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.