Photo through incubator window of adult hand holding infant handThe Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an evidence-based training program designed to teach providers the technical, cognitive, and behavioral skills required for optimal management of asphyxiated newborns immediately following birth. 

In addition to teaching the requisite cognitive and technical skills, our instructors have extensive experience with the principles of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) and focus on the ten behavioral skills recognized by the AAP


After completing the NRP course, the participant will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge and application of the 6th edition neonatal resuscitation algorithm
  • Effective techniques for assessing and improving the adequacy of ventilation
  • An ability to recognize, troubleshoot, and respond to the reversible causes of newborn bradycardia
  • Application of the cognitive, psychomotor, and CRM-based behavioral-skills needed for the resuscitation of the compromised newly born infant

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in NRP and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. 

You will first register for your simulation-based practice session. NRP no longer differentiates between an initial and a renewal NRP class. The content and areas of focus are adapted for each learner.

Class size is limited. Please note where your class is being offered.

Prior to your class, you must complete the online pre-test (sent out about two weeks prior to your class date). After online testing is complete, you will be able to print out or email a verification of completion that will delineate which lessons have been successfully completed and the date. You must present this to the identified instructor.

You may wear scrubs (or the attire you wear to work). Be prepared for interactive learning modules with simulated patients.  Your Provider card is valid for two years. You must complete a Simulation course to maintain provider status. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AAP, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association.  


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a NRP Provider Card. CME credits are not available.

AAP disclaimer: NRP is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.  Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation.  Each hospital is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for someone to assume clinical responsibility for neonatal resuscitation.