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What are the requirements to become a neonatal nurse practitioner

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In order to become a neonatal nurse practictioner for your state you have to do the following:

Step 1: Earn a BSN degree - To become an NNP, you must first have your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN). If you only have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), you must first obtain a bachelor’s degree. This is a must before any graduate program can be started.

Step 2: Get An RN License - Once you are deemed eligible by the state board of nursing you are seeking a license from, you must sit for and pass the NCLEX in order to earn your RN license. Once you pass the NCLEX and meet all additional requirements, you will receive licensure in your state.

Step 3: Gain Experience - You’ll likely need at least two years of experience in a neonatal intensive care unit or comparable clinical experience in order to be accepted into an MSN or DNP graduate program.

Step 4: Earn an MSN or DNP - Next, you’ll need to earn either your MSN or DNP from an accredited program with a specialty in Neonatal Nursing.