Also referred to as:
Neonatal - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal works in collaboration with a physician to assess the physical needs of newborn patients. Provides care for newborns and infants in a neonatal setting. Being a Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal orders, interprets, and records results of clinical tests and reports results to physicians. Prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other therapeutic forms of treatment. Additionally, Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a physician. Requires Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.