Provider Information

The NRP Provider Course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is designed for health care professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse midwives, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners, and other health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation.

Before attending a hands-on course (Instructor-Led Event), the learner is responsible for self-studying materials and completing online education. During the Instructor-Led Event, the learner will complete skills stations and participate in simulation and debriefing.

  • The Performance Skills Station provides an opportunity to practice or review technical hands-on resuscitation skills with instructor assistance.
  • The Integrated Skills Station allows the instructor to facilitate more than one scenario and evaluate the learner's readiness for simulation and debriefing. The instructor will not coach, assist, or interrupt during a scenario.

  • Simulation and debriefing provides a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills, and focus on team communication and patient safety.

Through 2016, both NRP 6th and 7th Ed materials can be utilized to teach courses.  Learners should check with their instructor to verify which edition to complete. 

Steps to become an NRP Provider:


6th Edition

7th Edition

Self-study Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation

Complete online provider exam

Complete eSim cases (new!)

Participate in course (Instructor-Led Event)

  • Performance and Integrated Skills
  • Simulation and Debriefing

Complete Course Eval (new!)













Please note NRP courses do not certify the learner to perform any resuscitation technique, and course participants should not exceed their scope of practice defined by their professional governing body and institutional job description.