Provider Course Overview

Successful completion of the NRP Provider Course requires that the learner pass the online NRP examination, complete the Integrated Skills Station, and participate in the Simulation and Debriefing component of the course.

Not everyone who takes an NRP course is required to study material from all 9 lessons in the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition. Depending on job responsibilities, learners may choose to take the comprehensive course (Lessons 1 through 9) or Lessons 1 through 4 and 9, which is the minimum requirement for completion of the Provider Course.

Administrative and clinical leaders at each hospital determine which additional lessons are required for staff at their institution. It is recommended that persons responsible for performing a complete resuscitation (or providing direct assistance) should complete all 9 lessons.

Before attending a course, the provider is responsible for learning program content by studying the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition and successfully completing the online examination offered by HealthStream. During the course, 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 team members with a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient safety.