Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

We are not accepting applications for the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist track at this time.

The UW School of Nursing has decided to continue serving our currently-enrolled students with a curriculum and faculty dedicated to excellence, and to suspend applications for admission for academic year 2017-2018.

We encourage you to explore our Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist track.

A national conversation

Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist programs across the nation, including at the UW School of Nursing, are facing economical and logistical challenges that have lead many programs to suspend enrollment. We plan to work together with our colleagues in other nationally-based educational institutions and nursing organizations to assess factors influencing student demand and to find solutions to offering an appropriate number and location of programs to meet our nation’s need for highly-skilled and valued clinical nurse specialists.

We ask for your patience and support while we embark on a national effort to create a predictable and sustainable plan for preparing the NCNSs our clinical partners and patients need.

Please check back for updated information about our progress.