Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Block Schedule & Textbooks

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

For questions contact Specialty Director Karen D’Apolito or by phone: 615-343-2682

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20 . Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 20.

Fall 2019

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, August 21 8am-4pm N6605 TBA
Thursday, August 22 9am-5pm N6605 TBA
Friday, August 23 9am-12pm
1:00-4:00pm
N6610
N6614
TBA
Saturday, August 24 9:00-12:00pm N6602 TBA
Sunday, August 25 8:00-5:00pm N6605 TBA
Thursday, October 24 8am-5pm N6605 TBA
Friday, October 25 8am-12pm
Ipm-4pm
N6602
N6614
TBA
Saturday, October 26 8am-5pm N6610 TBA
Sunday, October 27 8am-5pm N6610 TBA
Thursday, November 21 8am-3pm N6602 TBA
Friday, November 22 8am-4pm N6610 TBA
Saturday, November 23 8am-5pm N6614 TBA

Spring 2020

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday January 7 12:15-4pm Poverty Simulation TBA
Wednesday, January 8 8am-12pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
N6624
N6620
N6621
TBA
TBA
TBA
Thursday, January 9 9am-12pm
1pm-5pm
N6620
N6621
TBA
TBA
Friday, January 10 9am-5pm N6620 TBA
Saturday, January 11 8am-4pm N6620 TBA
Monday, Feb 3 8am-5pm N6620 TBA
Tuesday, Feb 4 8am-5pm N6620 TBA
Wednesday, Feb 5 8am-5pm N6620 TBA
Thursday, Feb 6 9am-5pm N6624 TBA
Friday, Feb 7 9am-5pm N6624  
Saturday, Feb 8 8am-12pm
1pm-4pm
N6624
N6615
 

Summer 2020

Date Time Course Location
Monday, May 4 9am-12pm N6695  (remote)

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

Summer 2019

Date Time Course Location
Monday, April 29 9:00am-11:00am N6695 Online orientation 

Additional Information (subject to change)
Fall clinical rotation 2018: August 27 – December 7 
Spring clinical rotation 2019: February 9 – April 20
Summer clinical rotation, 2019: April 4 – August 4


Textbooks

Spring 2019

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6615: Neonatal Practicum Karen D'Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN

Patti Scott, DNP, APRN,
NNP-BC, C-NPT

Gleason. C., & Devaskar, S., (2012). Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (9th Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Goldsmith, J., et.al., (2017). Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Gomella, T.L. (2013). Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs (7th Edition). New York: McGraw Hill.

MacDonald, M.G., & Ramasethu, J. (2012). Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Neofax Essentials, On line

Red Book, 2016. American Academy of Pediatrics, 28th Edition.

Tappero & Honeyfield, (2014). Physical Assessment of the Newborn: A comprehensive approach to the art of physical examination, 4th Edition; NICU Inc.

 
6620: Introduction to Advanced Procedures for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Patti Scott, DNP, APRN,
NNP-BC, C-NPT
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1433805615
American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, (7th Edition) AAP Publications: Elk Grove, Il.

Eklund, M., Hill, J., & Swift, C.  (2018). Neonatal Imaging (1st edition).  National Certification Corporation:  Chicago, Il. 

Gomella, T.L. (2013). Neonatology:  Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases and Drugs (7th edition). Chicago:  McGraw-Hill Education.
ISBN: 978-0071768016

MacDonald, M.G., & Ramasethu, J. (2012). Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  ISBN: 978-1451144109

 
6621: Advanced Neonatal Pharmacotherapeutics Patti Scott, DNP, APRN,
NNP-BC, C-NPT
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1433805615

Goldsmith, J., et.al., (2017). Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Yaffe, S.J. & Aranda, J.V. (2010).  Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology:  Therapeutic Principles in Practice.  4th edition.  Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

 
6624: Neonatal Pathophysiology and Management II Karen D'Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1433805615

Gleason. C., & Devaskar, S., (2012). Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (9th Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Gomella, T.L. (2013). Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs (7th Edition). New York: McGraw Hill.

Goldsmith, J., et.al., (2017). Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Verkllan, T., & Walden, M., (2015). Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0323229908