Post Doctoral Certificate, Neonatal NP

Post Doctoral Certificate, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Attaining a post doctoral certificate can expand a nurse's professional practice, increase job opportunities, and meet the requirements to become nationally certified in a selected specialty area. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post Doctoral Certificate explores subjects such as embryology, advanced acute care, and chronic problems in neonates.

A Brandman Doctoral Certificate is designed for nurse practitioners who have a PhD or DNP and wish to add a specialty in one of our six nurse practitioner specialty areas. In addition to Neonatal the school also offers the following post doctoral certificates:

Students in the Certificate program are required to attend 3 immersion sessions, one before the start of your clinical courses to learn procedures and one at the end of the program.

Students enrolled in a certificate program only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. Three recommendation forms
  2. Current and detailed resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Self evaluation
  4. Goal statement
  5. Personal interview as needed
  6. Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State where you plan to do your precepted clinical practicum hours.
  7. Unencumbered Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license in your current specialty. (this is not needed for the CNS adding the nurse practitioner specialty).


*NURU 603 Advanced Health Assessment across Lifespan and Cultures 3
NURU 605 Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan 3
NURU 606 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan 3
NURU 651 Embryology 3
*NURU 652 Advanced Practice Nursing in Neonatal Acute Care 3
*NURU 653 Practicum for Neonatal Acute Care 3
*NURU 654 Complex and Chronic Problems in Neonates 3
*NURU 655 Practicum for Complex and Chronic Problems in Neonates 3


Total Credits 25

* Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face immersion.