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Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates e​ffective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.​​


The NRP program is divided into 2 parts. This four-hour course has been designed to teach and evaluate the evidence-based resuscitation skills of the newborn. Critical skills will be taught from preparing necessary equipment to airway, chest compression's, umbilical lines, medications, and special considerations. These skills will be evaluated during simulated deliveries followed by debriefings. The goal is for participants to develop optimal knowledge and resuscitation skills in accordance with current American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations.

Outside Student Fees: $150 Includes book and Part 2 (skills session)

Outside students must purchase 7th edition NRP Provider Part 1, complete learning on AAP LMS, print certificate of completion, and  bring certificate of completion to the instructor lead skills session.

Click Here for NRP How-To-Guide on enrolling in 7th Edition Provider Curriculum

*Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend this class. Please do not pay for a class unless you are prepared to attend the class date that you have scheduled. If unable to attend your scheduled date, we will gladly move you to a different day that will work with your schedule.

Employees: No Fee**

**7th Edition NRP Provider course is free to employees as long as they complete both parts of the course.  If you sign up for the NRP course and receive course assignments and do not come to registered class date you will be required to pay $35 fee for the course. 

Prerequisites for the NRP Course:

Participants must complete the NRP exam online prior to coming to class. Participants will be directed to a website to take this exam. Prior to taking the exam, participants should read the comprehensive instructional textbook, the Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook 7th Edition ($65).

The online test is challenging, and preparation (reading the book) is important if you want to be successful.


Course Completion:

Successful completion requires a passing score on the online written as well as successful completion of the instructor lead skills performance in simulated neonatal resuscitation scenarios.


                              Click Here to Register for an NRP Class



NRP Instructor Course

The NRP Instructor is designed for the NRP Provider that has demonstrated excellence in NRP concepts and has a desire to achieve instructor status. The NRP Instructor course consists of two parts.  Part 1 includes completing online lessons and  simulations.  Part 2 consists of coming to a NRP Provider course and being monitored as you teach.  You must be monitored twice and pass both sessions before you receive Instructor status.  

Prerequisites for the NRP Instructor Course:

1.Have an active NRP Provider Card for all lessons (required)

2.  Be a physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, respiratory care practitioner, or physician assistant with experience in the hospital care of newborns in the delivery room (required)

3.  Have current maternal-child educational or clinical responsibility within a hospital setting (required)

4.  Have ongoing delivery room experience (recommended)

 Required to Gain Admittance to the Course:

1. Copy of current NRP provider card, having completed Lessons 1 through 9, or take an NRP Instructor course that includes the provider component.   NOTE:  It is essential that the hospital-based instructor possess the knowledge and skills presented in the provider course. This card copy must be received before materials can be given out.

2. Evidence of current training and experience in the hospital care of newborns in a delivery room, newborn, or critical care nursery setting. The ideal instructor will have ongoing delivery room experience.  Those who may qualify for hospital based instructor include: MD, DO, PA, RN, RT.

4.  Have educational or clinical responsibilities within a hospital or other appropriate medical facility (medical school or nursing school).

Fees: $150.00 Employees
           $200.00 all others

*Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend this class. Please do not pay for a class unless you are prepared to attend the class date that you have scheduled. If unable to attend your scheduled date, we will gladly move you to a different day that will work with your schedule.


Click Here To Register to be a NRP Instructor Canidate  

Please Note: All requirements must be meet and payment must be received before instructor materials are assigned.

Quick Reference

Life Support Education
Kathy Nelson

Phone 336-716-2005
Fax 336-716-5927

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Phone 336-716-2800
Fax 336-716-5927

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