Provider Questions

I lost my NRP Provider card, how can I replace it?

To receive a replacement NRP Provider Course Completion Card, please contact the instructor of your course. He/she will be able to issue you a replacement card. If you are unable to locate the instructor, you can contact the Life Support staff for a letter of verification. Life Support staff can then determine if you were a participant in the course, however, the letter will not verify lessons completed. If you need verification of lessons completed, you must contact your lead instructor.

My employer wants to verify my NRP status.

In order to manage requests more efficiently, we have implemented a new system for processing third party verifications.  We kindly request completion of the online verification request form.  Life Support staff will respond to all requests on a weekly basis.   Due to the American Academy of Pediatrics privacy policy, we are unable to release any records unless we have a signed waiver on file.    

Will there be an additional fee for the hands on portion of the NRP course?

The NRP does not charge any fees to institutions conducting courses, nor do we charge for the NRP provider or instructor cards. Any fees assessed by an institution are at their discretion to compensate for space, equipment use, and instructor time

It does not make sense to me that a student would take the test first then meet with the instructor to have the class and skills demonstration presented. This seems backwards to me, please help me understand this new process.

NRP learners who work in a professional capacity in a healthcare setting are more than capable of reading and understanding the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th edition and passing an examination. The Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th edition follows the same format that has earned the textbook critical acclaim for its simplicity and ease of use for many years. If learners prefer, they can use the DVD-ROM that accompanies each textbook and study that way instead of reading the textbook. Many learners enjoy the interactive components of the DVD more than reading the textbook.

Many instructors voluntarily implemented the self-study and online examination requirement a few years ago, and thus far, these requirements have not caused a problem for NRP learners or instructors. In fact, most participants appreciate being able to self-study and take the online examination at their convenience instead of sitting through a lengthy class that includes lectures and waiting for fellow students to finish their hard copy examinations.

While the textbook and DVD will largely replace the didactic lecture portion of NRP courses, the instructor will continue to serve as a vital resource for learners as they partake in skills training, simulation, and debriefing. Indeed, this new course format allows instructors to share their wealth of practical knowledge in an even more expansive manner.

Nothing in the revised NRP education methodology forbids an instructor from assisting students during the self-study period of the course. An NRP instructor should be available to students to answer questions or clarify information as needed. You may also encourage small groups of learners to prepare for their NRP course by studying together. The instructor may lead self-study groups if desired. However, the instructor who leads the self-study group by lecturing about every lesson in the textbook to a passive group of learners is doing the learners a disservice. Instead, the instructor should encourage the students take an active role in the learning; for example, by assigning each lesson to a learner and asking that learner to lead a discussion about the Key Points of the lesson. Most important, the group study students should use the opportunity to practice hands-on technical skills, using the actual equipment in an unoccupied infant resuscitation area, your NRP skills area, or by using the Simply NRP equipment and DVD for practicing skills in Lessons 1 through 4.

Will there be a time frame for completion of the hands on portion of the NRP course?

The learner presents both the certificate and missed questions to the instructor within 30 days of completion as evidence of having successfully completed the online testing.

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