Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The aim of the Neonatal Concentration is to prepare the neonatal nurse practitioner for this multifaceted role in ambulatory, intermediate, acute and critical care. The neonatal nurse practitioner is prepared to provide and/or collaborate in the provision of services designed to deal with the health care needs of neonates and their families in a variety of settings. The focus is the development of expert clinical competence. The ability to function as an educator, consultant, collaborator, and leader is essential to the development of clinical expertise. These areas are addressed within the curriculum. In Québec, the neonatal NP role corresponds with the title Infirmière praticienne spécialisée en néonatalogie (IPSNN).

For additional information on the Neonatal NP scope of practice, visit the OIIQ’s Pratique clinique de l’infirmière praticienne spécialisée en néonatalogie document (available in French).

The McGill Ingram School of Nursing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration is one of two such training programs in the province of Quebec; and only one of two training programs in the country. The program has been in existence since 2004, having received full a 5-year program accreditation by the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec/Collège des Médecins du Québec in 2018.

Course of Study, if you have a Bachelor in Nursing Degree

MScA Neonatology Nurse Practitioner (Full-time Studies)

Year 1

Fall Term (Term 1)

 

Winter Term (Term 2)

 

Summer Term (Term 3)

 

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment

3

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

 

 

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

 

 

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3

NUR2 644 - Pharm for Neonatal Nurse Pract

3

 

 

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

3

Year 2

Fall Term (Term 4)

 

Winter Term (Term 5)

 

 

 

NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1

6

NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2

6

 

 

NUR2 662 - Reasoning in Neonatology 3

3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

 

 

Total credits:

9

Total credits:

9

 

 

MScA Neonatology Nurse Practitioner (Part-time Studies)

Year 1

Fall Term (Term 1)

 

Winter Term (Term 2)

 

   

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

   

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3

NUR2 644 - Pharm for Neonatal Nurse Pract

3

   

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

6

   

Year 2

Fall Term (Term 3)

 

Winter Term (Term 4)

 

Summer Term (Term 5)

 

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment

3

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

 

 

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

3

Year 3

Fall Term (Term 6)

 

Winter Term (Term 7)

 

   

NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1

4

NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2

6

   

NUR2 662 - Reasoning in Neonatology 3

Journal Club

4

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

   

Total credits:

9

Total credits:

9

   
Graduate Diploma Neonatology Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 1)

 

Fall Term (Term 2)

 

NUR2 666 - Neonatal Follow-Up Internship

6

NUR2 650 - Neonatology Internship 2

12

NUR2 649 - Neonatology Internship 1

12

 

 

Total credits:

18

Total credits:

12

Course of Study, if you have a Master's in Nursing Degree

Graduate Certificate Neonatology Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 1)

 

Fall Term (Term 2)

 

Winter Term (Term 3)

 

NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment

3

NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1

 

NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2

 

Total credits:

3

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

6

Graduate Diploma Neonatology Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 1)

 

Fall Term (Term 2)

 

NUR2 666 - Neonatal Follow-Up Internship

6

NUR2 650 - Neonatology Internship 2

12

NUR2 649 - Neonatology Internship 1

12

   

Total credits:

18

Total credits:

12

Pre-requisites and Admission Requirements

Consult our Applications to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.

Application Process

Consult our Applications to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.

Clinical Practicum, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Internships

By the end of the program, the student will have completed 980 hours of clinical practicum. The supervision of the student is provided in collaboration with the neonatal nurse practitioner and the neonatologist on site.

There are currently three sites in which the students may complete their practicum:

  • MUHC: Montreal Children’s Hospital & Royal Victoria
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • Ste. Justine’s Hospital

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program can practice in Level 2 and 3 neonatal intensive care units. With only McGill University, and more recently Dalhousie University, offering these programs, there is an important shortage given that the number of positions are diminishing. Suggest standardized statement: In Quebec, the ministerial plan to integrate 2,000 nurse practitioners by the year 2025 has led to the creation of a number of positions for neonatology nurse practitioners.

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