Neonatology Nurse Practitioner Program

Mission of the program

The aim of the program 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 and problems of neonates and their families in a variety of settings. The focus in all specialties is the development of expert clinical competence. The ability to function as a teacher, consultant, liaison, and manager 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.

Our Program

The McGill Ingram School of Nursing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program is the only training program 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 5-year program accreditation by the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec/Collège des Médecins du Québec in 2013.

 

Course of study if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (and want to study full-time)


MScA Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  
Fall Term (Term 1) Winter Term (Term 2) Summer (Term 3)
NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing 3 cr. NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing 3 cr. NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment 3 cr.
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1 3 cr. NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2 3 cr.    
NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1 3 cr. NUR2 644 - Pharm for Neonatal Nurse Pract 3 cr.    
NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing 3 cr. NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice 3 cr.    
Total Credits : 12 cr. Total Credits: 12 cr Total Credits: 3 cr.
Fall Term (Term 4)   Winter Term (Term 5)  
NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1 6 cr. NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2 6 cr.
NUR2 662 - Reasoning in Neonatology 3 3 cr. NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing 3 cr
Total Credits : 9 cr. Total Credits: 9 cr.
  Graduate Diploma Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  
Summer Term (Term 6)

Fall Term (Term 7)

NUR2 666 - Neonatal Follow-Up Internship 6 cr. NUR2 650 - Neonatology Internship 2 12 cr.
NUR2 649 - Neonatology Internship 1 12 cr.    
Total Credits : 18 cr. Total Credits: 12 cr.

Course of study if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (and want to study part-time)

MScA Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Fall Term (Term 1)

Winter Term (Term 2)

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3 cr.

NUR2 644 - Pharm for Neonatal Nurse Pract

3 cr.

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3 cr.

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3 cr.

Total Credits :

6 cr.

Total Credits:

6 cr.

Fall Term (Term 3) Winter Term (Term 4) Summer (Term 5)
NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing 3 cr. NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing 3 cr. NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment 3 cr.
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1 3 cr. NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2 3 cr. Total Credits: 3
Total Credits : 6 Total Credits: 6    
 
Fall Term (Term 6)   Winter Term (Term 7)  

NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1

6 cr.

NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2

6 cr.

NUR2 662 - Reasoning in Neonatology 3

Journal Club

3 cr.

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3 cr

Total Credits : 9 Total Credits: 9
  Graduate Diploma Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  
Summer Term (Term 8) Fall Term (Term 9)
NUR2 666 - Neonatal Follow-Up Internship

6 cr.

NUR2 650 - Neonatology Internship 2

12

NUR2 649 - Neonatology Internship 1

12

Total Credits: 12
Total Credits: 18    

Course of study if you have a Master’s degree in Nursing (only full-time option available)

Graduate Certificate: Theory in Neonatology  
Summer (Term 1)

NUR2 664 - Neonatal Health Assessment

3 cr.

Total Credits: 3
 
Fall Term (Term 2)   Winter Term (Term 3)  

NUR2 660 - Reasoning in Neonatology 1

6 cr.

NUR2 661 - Reasoning in Neonatology 2

6 cr.

Total Credits: 6 Total Credits: 6
  Graduate Diploma Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  
Summer Term (Term 4) Fall Term (Term 5)
NUR2 666 - Neonatal Follow-Up Internship

6 cr.

NUR2 650 - Neonatology Internship 2

12

NUR2 649 - Neonatology Internship 1

12

Total Credits: 12
Total Credits: 18    

 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Internship

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 neonatologist and the neonatal nurse practitioner 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

Clinical Internship/Practicum

(NUR2 666, NUR2 664, NUR2 649 & NUR2 650)

Total hours

1st

year

2nd

year

NICU including delivery room, prenatal consults, transport of neonates

 

600

 

--

 

600

Intermediate care - NICU

140

0

140

Newborn nursery

80

80

0

Neonatal follow up clinic

160

--

160

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 of neonatal nurse practitioners throughout the country. 

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