Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing

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Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing

SKU# 9780826194152

A Case-Based Learning Approach


  • Sandra Bellini DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE
  • Michele Beaulieu DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC


A strikingly effective, one-of-a-kind learning resource

This one-of-a-kind learning resource for neonatal nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist students in both academic and clinical settings uses complex case studies to reinforce the best practices in treating vulnerable neonatal patients. Based on applications and outcomes, the case study approach develops critical thinking and clinical decision making and fosters effective role transition in practice-based disciplines. Authored by leading neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) educators nationwide, these multifaceted, unfolding case studies address and synthesize the most important content covered throughout the NNP curriculum. Additional audiences for this book include interprofessional staff working in Level II and Level III nursery settings.

Beginning with case studies for identifying maternal risk factors, and culminating in case studies for communicating with parents, this text shows a holistic view of caring for neonatal patients. Chapters organized by body system address diseases and disorders and prompt the reader for diagnosis and treatment. Progressing from basic to complex, case studies include objectives, clinical pearls, and critical thinking questions. A robust instructor tool kit contains pedagogical strategies for facilitating online discussion, chapter conclusion quizzes, a variety of simulation experiences, and more.

Key Features:

  • Uses a complex case-based learning approach for neonatal advanced practice nursing-the first book to do so
  • Authored by leading NNP educators nationwide
  • Provides case studies synthesizing key content areas
  • Helps prepare students for effective role transition
  • Includes a robust instructor toolkit and can be used in online courses

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 28, 2016
  • Page Count 545
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826194152

About The Author(s) 

Sandra Bellini DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE, is Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program as well as Coordinator of the DNP program at University of Connecticut School of Nursing. In addition to her significant academic roles, she has been a practicing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the NICUs at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare from 1996 to the present. Dr. Bellini is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations on both academic and clinical topics and has received such notable awards as BSN to MSN organization’s Top 100 Nursing Professors of 2012 and AWHONN’s Reviewer of the Year for 2011.

Michele J. Beaulieu, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins/All Children's Hospital. She is also an author and educator. Dr. Beaulieu graduated with her doctor of nursing (DNP) degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to her full-time neonatal practice, Dr. Beaulieu has been the column editor for "Pointers in Practical Pharmacology" in Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, author and expert reviewer of various peer-reviewed manuscripts and books, and is the co-investigator for several research studies. Her research interests include perinatal safety, extremely low-birth-weight infants, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the management f high-risk newborns in the delivery room. Dr. Beaulieu has developed and taught clinical and online courses for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, including the University of Connecticut. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Beta chapter) and is actively involved in several neonatal and women’s health professional organizations, among them, the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.