Neonatal Pharmacology (Online)

Continuing Education Credits: 45.96
Cost: $490
Registration: Ongoing

The Neonatal Pharmacology course provides Advance Practice Registered Nurses pharmacology knowledge related to the management of premature infants. The course will prepare you to be proficient in diagnosing, prescribing, and managing a wide range of disease processes in the neonate both inside and outside the neonatal intensive care unit. This course was developed in response to Ohio House Bill 216 legislation that requires all advance practice nurses to be licensed. This course is also useful for APRNs who are transferring into the state and need to establish or renew their Ohio license with prescriptive authority.

The program includes 29 self-paced modules that include narrated lectures, handouts that can be downloaded and printed for reference and quizzes that are graded pass/fail. Sections can be retaken, and there is no additional homework.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certification of completion and 45.96 hours of continuing education credit.

What you will learn


  • Medication safety
  • Antibiotics 101
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Developmental pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular drugs part 1
  • Cardiovascular drugs part 2
  • Basic fluid and electrolyte management
  • Nutritional supplements in the NICU
  • Neonatal TPN
  • Pharmacology of the GI Tract
  • Management of GERD and dysmotility
  • Endocrinology medications and the neonate
  • Neonatal thyroid and common disorders
  • Radiology agents used in testing
  • Hematologic pharmacology
  • Immunizations in the NICU
  • Drugs and lactation
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome in the NICU
  • Updates in neonatal pain management
  • Narcotics and sedatives in the neonate
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Respiratory medications and the neonate
  • Ophthalmology and the neonate
  • Parents and home medications
Who you will learn from

Our continuing education courses are taught by the same world-renowned faculty teaching in our degree programs.

Jodi Ulloa

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For questions on the program, please email To access the course, please visit our eLearning portal.