NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program

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The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Since the inception of the NRP in 1987, over 3 million individuals in the United States and a countless number of individuals abroad have been trained in NRP.

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 midwi​​ves, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners, and other health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation.

NRP eSim® is a new online neonatal resuscitation simulation exercise required for achieving NRP Provider status with the 7th Edition. This new methodology allows learners to integrate the NRP algorithmic steps in a virtual environment. Before attending the Part 2 Instructor led course, participants must complete the online test and esim cases at and choose the 7th Edition NRP Provider Course.


Participants will receive one continuing education credit for each Neonatal Resuscitation Program online lesson completed. The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts continuing education units approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Category 1, and the AMA (American Medical Association ) PRA Category 1.

Certified Nurse Midwives may receive a maximum of 9 hours of Category 1 Credit for completing this program. This activity is designated for 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).