NRP Provider Course
All participants register for a Provider course, including those wishing to renew their NRP provider status.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that teaches concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. Our learners study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition, 2016 (or review the e-book) and pass the online training (including both sections of the exam and the eSim cases) prior to attending any NRP course. This allows most of the scheduled course time to be used for hands-on practice and simulation. Emphasis is placed on increasing self-efficacy, managing the unexpected and supporting the efforts and contributions of each team member.
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 complete NRP algorithm.
- The High-Risk NRP course provides more details and offers opportunity to practice advanced skills including intubation, medications and umbilical vein catheterization. In addition, the High-Risk NRP course offers simulation of complex situations like prematurity and congenital anomalies.
- 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 algorithm, as well as focusing on teamwork and communication.
If in doubt about which course is the best fit for you, please first consult your employer. You are then are welcome to email us with further questions. Regardless of which course you choose, NRP does not certify the learner to perform any technique, does not imply competence to perform neonatal resuscitation and does not determine the participant’s scope of practice.
Required NRP Course Materials
Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, 2016. Many healthcare employers have copies for loan; otherwise you may purchase a textbook from the American Academy of Pediatrics online bookstore or other online book retailers.
This is a hands-on interactive course. To successfully pass the course, the learner must:
- Produce the Verification of Completion document from the NRP online examination (written test) on course day
- Demonstrate neonatal resuscitation skills
- Demonstrate the NRP resuscitation flow diagram in correct sequence
Upon successful completion, participants are able to complete an online evaluation, after which you are granted an NRP eCard, which designates NRP Provider status. The eCard can be printed if you wish. Provider status is current for two years, and the eCard remains available to you online for the duration of that time.
High-Risk NRP Is Offered
This course is intended for those licensed personnel (e.g., RN, RT, ARNP) who have current roles in a high-risk delivery area. This course will include opportunities to demonstrate skills, practice the NRP algorithm and review procedural skills including intubation, laryngeal mask airway placement and emergency UVC placement. Special delivery circumstances like prematurity and congenital anomalies will also be discussed. Course focuses on simulation-based learning allowing participants to practice NRP skills and teamwork simultaneously.
The fee for the course is $175.
For additional information, see the NRP High-Risk Course Brochure (PDF).
Low-Risk NRP Is Offered
The NRP Provider Course is intended for those participants who are taking an NRP course for the first time and for those whose NRP Provider card has expired, as well as for those whose NRP Provider status needs a two-year renewal.
The fee for the course is $175.
For additional information, see the NRP Low-Risk Course Brochure (PDF).
NRP courses are held at Seattle Children’s Learning and Simulation Center.
Seattle Children’s Learning and Simulation Center promotes high-quality, safe patient care in all aspects of healthcare delivery. This is a safe learning environment for healthcare professionals to foster excellence in medical decision-making; technical expertise; teamwork and communication; and continuous improvement that helps eliminate patient harm and supports our dynamic system of innovative pediatric care.
The Learning and Simulation Center (SimLab) is located on Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus at 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98105. Parking is available. You will receive directions and parking instructions with your completed course registration.
Cancellation Policy for NRP Courses
Please note that your full registration fee will not be refunded if you fail to attend the course, request to cancel or reschedule with less than one week's notice prior to the course date.
If you reschedule before one week prior to the course, your full registration fee will be applied to your new course. If you reschedule with less than one week's notice, a $10 transfer fee will be applied.
If you cancel before one week prior to the course, your registration fee will be refunded minus a $30 administrative fee. If you cancel with less than one week's notice, your registration fee will not be refunded.
Please email us if you would like to cancel or reschedule your participation.
Please email us if you have any questions not answered here.