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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is a course jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.  The AAP describes it this way:  "The course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for the healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery."

NRP has two parts:  Part 1 (online) and the Instructor-led Event (in-person skills session).

For the Part 1, which is an online module that includes regular testing and eSim cases:

  • We want you to complete it within 30 days of your Instructor-led Event

For the Instructor-led Event:

  • Expect to do hands-on skills stations, and then team-based megacode simulations with a manikin infant.
  • Please do not bring your children to class.  We love kids, but it is hard to stay focused on class material when a small child is in the classroom.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to attend our Instructor-led Events.

Once you complete the Instructor-led Event, you will fill out your Part 2 evaluation in HealthStream (same place as your Part 1), and then your card should be available in the Profile->Resuscitation Cards section.

Please click on a class below to go to the registration form for that class.  All participants must register here.  You cannot register for our class in HealthStream.

Non-UVa staff: When you complete the registration, please contact the Life Support Learning Center at (434) 924-1765 to arrange for your payment.  On receipt of payment, the LSLC will sign you up for the Part 1 and the Instructor-led Event that you want to attend, as well as send you a textbook.  Total cost for non-UVa employees for the course is $150.00.

UVa staff: Your registration must include the name of the department paying for your course.  Once you complete your registration, LSLC will sign you up for the Part 1 and the Instructor-led Event that you want to attend.  You will need to obtain a textbook from your department or online (further details in an email you will receive).


Please do not sign up for the Part 1 on your own, as you risk signing up for a module that is not approved by the AAP.  As the AAP says:  "The American Academy of Pediatrics has been advised that there are entities offering NRP 'certification' or 'verification' cards through online courses.  Please be advised that these entities are not affiliated, associated with, or connected to AAP and they have no authority from AAP or the American Heart Association to make this use of NRP or to issue cards."

Classes are each month, the third Monday from 1:30 PM - 5 PM, and the third Thursday from 4 PM - 7:30 PM.  In the rare instance that a class does not have 3 participants registered by the latest sign-up date, we may cancel the class.

Please contact Dusty Lynn (DLynnRN@virginia.edu) or Jon Howard (jhoward@virginia.edu) or the Life Support Learning Center ((434) 924-1765) if you are registering a group of more than 4 participants.

Upcoming classes (click on the class date to register):

Registration Opens Registration Closes Course Date Course Times
Monday, 9/17/18 Tuesday, 10/9/18 Monday, 10/15/18 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday, 9/18/18 Friday, 10/12/18 Thursday, 10/18/18 4 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 10/16/18 Thursday, 11/8/18 Thursday, 11/15/18 4 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, 10/22/18 Monday, 11/12/18 Monday, 11/19/18 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Monday, 11/19/18 Tuesday, 12/11/18 Monday, 12/17/18 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday, 11/20/18 Friday, 12/14/18 Thursday, 12/20/18 4 PM - 7:30 PM