NRP Course Overview

NRP is designed for healthcare professionals involved in neonatal resuscitation, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse midwives, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners and emergency medical personnel.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Course is an education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that teaches an evidence-based approach to newborn care. The course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation by utilizing a blended learning approach that includes online testing, online case-based simulations and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

Seattle Children’s offers two types of NRP course. Both courses result in an NRP Provider Card, and thus both focus on review and practice of the NRP algorithm.

If in doubt about which course is the best fit for you, please first consult your employer. You are welcome to email us with further questions.

Regardless of which course you choose, NRP certification 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.

  • Required textbook: Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th edition.

    Participants are required to self-study using the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th edition.

    You can purchase the paperback book or e-book from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • This is a hands-on interactive course. To successfully pass the course, the learner must complete the Provider Curriculum, Part 1 and 2.

    Provider Curriculum, Part 1

    • Participants are required to self-study using the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th edition.
    • The NRP Provider exams and eSim cases are done on the HealthStream Learning Management System.
    • Provide verification of completion of the Provider Curriculum, Part 1 on the day of the course.

    Provider Curriculum, Part 2

    The instructor-led event is used for hands-on practice and simulation/debriefing. NRP instructors support and evaluate individual skills, then integrate skills and knowledge with essential components of teamwork during simulated neonatal resuscitation scenarios.

    During the instructor-led event, the learner must:

    • Demonstrate each neonatal resuscitation skill
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the NRP Resuscitation Algorithm, while integrating cognitive and technical knowledge

    Upon successful completion of Parts 1 and 2, participants are able to complete an online course evaluation and obtain the NRP eCard. Your NRP Provider status is valid for two years.

Course Dates, Descriptions and Fees

Seattle Children’s Hospital offers two NRP courses. See the NRP brochure (PDF).

  • The High-Risk NRP Course provides more details and offers the opportunity to practice advanced skills, including intubation, medications and umbilical vein catheterization. In addition, this course also offers simulation of complex situations such as prematurity and congenital anomalies.

    This course is intended for healthcare providers who have current roles in a high-risk delivery area.


    The fee for the course is $175.


  • The Low-Risk NRP Course is designed for providers who specialize in low-risk deliveries or who are new to the birth environment. This course is designed to provide more opportunity to practice individual skills and moving through the NRP Resuscitation Algorithm, as well as focusing on teamwork and communication.


    The fee for the course is $175.


Course Location

The course is held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. See a map and directions.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

  • A $15 cancellation fee is charged for cancellations/transfers with more than one week’s notice.
  • An $80 cancellation fee is charged for cancellations/transfers with less than one week’s notice.
  • No refund will be made if cancellation is done less than 48 hours prior to the course.

Please be aware that, in the event of a late cancellation or failure to attend the course, employers may choose not to pay for a subsequent course.

All fees are the responsibility of the registrant, and are required no later than one week prior to the course.

Please email us if you would like to cancel or reschedule your participation.

Contact Us

Please email Outreach Education or call 206-987-3200 if you have any questions.