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Neonatal Physician’s Assistant (Graduate Certificate)

This program is designed to provide certified physician assistants with the didactic content needed to complement on-the-job clinical training in critical care management of the sick and premature infant.

Neonatal Physician’s Assistant (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is this program at ODU like?

This program is designed to provide certified physician assistants with the didactic content needed to complement on-the-job clinical training in critical care management of the sick and premature infant.

Program Highlights


What makes this program at ODU unique?

  • Students can complete program in three semesters

  • Interprofessional learning with neonatal nurse practitioner students

  • Simulation training with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and neonatologists to enhance clinical competency caring for neonates

  • Critical neonatal care content presented to support your on-the-job clinical training

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Physician Assistants

$104,760

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

Courses


What are some courses offered in this program at ODU?

HLSC 771:
Foundations of Advanced Neonatal Care


The foundations of advanced neonatal care course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge for the neonatal nurse practitioner or physician assistant to manage the health care needs of the neonate in the newborn nursery or level II neonatal intensive care unit.

NURS 773:
Pharmacology for Advanced Neonatal Care


The course offers scientific inquiry into the use of pharmacologic agents in the advanced nursing care of infants, including fetal, neonatal life, and early childhood. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug use in pregnancy and lactation, pharmacologic agents used in disease prevention and treatment, drug monitoring and drug safety in the home are explored. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 761.

NURS 774:
Advanced Neonatal Care: High Risk Management I


This course develops the students' ability to manage high-risk neonates. This is the second of three sequential management courses that provide the theoretical and practical knowledge for the neonatal nurse practitioner to manage the health care needs of the neonate at the highest level of nursing practice. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 778.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for this program at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in this program should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Applicants must be hired by a neonatal practice that will provide a sponsoring physician to guide clinical training while completing the didactic courses during the 3-semester program of study

  • Complete the University Non-Degree Application

  • Submit a School of Nursing Supplemental Application Form

  • Provide Transcript from graduate program (Nursing, PA, MBA or other)

  • Provide copies of all relevant licenses and certifications

  • 2-page essay describing interest in certificate program and career goals

  • Provide two letters of recommendation (Neonatal PA applicants must provide a recommendation letter from their sponsoring physician)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Clinical Assistant Professor


Name:

Alyssa Weiss


Location:

201 VIRGINIA BEACH CENTER 1881 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 23453



Office:

757-368-4169


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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