Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology will manage the care of sick newborns in the NICU with their attending physicians and NICU team.
A Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) is an APRN with clinical expertise in neonatal nursing, has an advanced degree in nursing, attained national certification, and has successfully completed an organized program of nursing education that certifies nurses for an advanced practice role as an NNP. The NNP will manage the care of the sick newborn and their families in a collaborative practice arrangement with the attending physician. The NNP is additionally involved in education, research, and consultation at various levels. The NNP is also responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the philosophy and policies of UAMS Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Required qualifications: Masters in Nursing, current Arkansas RN and APRN license (or eligible to apply). Must have three years full-time experience as a Level III or IV NICU registered nurse. National Certifying Corporation certification as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP); prescriptive authority privileges through the Arkansas State Board of Nursing; DEA licensure and a Collaborative Practice Agreement with NICU attending physician(s)