AAP NRP Skills

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills

About Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program is a required certification for all healthcare providers who come into contact with newborns.  The AAP NRP Skills course format requires learners to first study Neonatal Resuscitation material, then complete an online exam. After completing the AAP NRP exam, learners must then attend an interactive course that includes only a hands-on NRP skills test.

Why you should take this course

Transitioning from intrauterine to extra-uterine life is the single most dangerous event in a persons life. During this time, the human body goes through more physiologic adjustments than in any other stage of life. For the most part, babies usually transition without any problems. In fact, roughly 90% of babies transition smoothly into extra-uterine life, with little to no assistance required. However, some babies struggle to adjust, or don’t adjust at all; which is why for the remaining few percent Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) may be necessary. Furthermore, due to the fact that there are a large number of births, the small percentage of infants requiring NRP may be substantial. While appropriate neonatal resuscitation is essential, the success of an optimal resuscitation can be one of the most gratifying experiences for healthcare providers. Lastly, the implications of not receiving help can be fatal, or associated with long-lasting problems.

Why you should choose NEO for NRP

At NEO, we strive to provide a memorable and enjoyable NRP skills session, rather than a task oriented and dull class. The topic of NRP is a serious one, and for these reasons we utilize the best approaches for teaching so that students can remember these skills when needed. You can be assured that your NRP skills session will be memorable.

Course Information

NRP Skills Fee: $110.00

Duration: 1-2 hrs. Depends on Class Size

Awarded 4 Contact Education Hours

Must bring a copy of your Certificate of Completion

Need assistance? Please contact us

Are you struggling with the E-sims or exam? Or, do you want to schedule over the phone? Please don’t hesitate to call us at 866-266-2229. Moreover, are you having difficulty with your username or password? Please contact HealthStream at 800.269.7737 

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Step 1

Schedule an NRP Skills Session

Shortly after registering for an NRP Skills session with NEO, you will receive an email with a pre-study guide, as well as more information on how to access the exam. You may proceed to the exam without scheduling first, but you will not be provided with the prestudy.

Step 2

Create Accounts

Go to www.aap.org/nrp to create two accounts, one for the American Academy of Pediatrics, then one for Healthstream. Please remember or write down all of the usernames and passwords you created because you will need to log back in after the skills session.

Step 3

Complete the Exam

The NRP exam and E-Sim cases must both be completed in order to attend the skills session. The fee for the NRP exam is $35.00, which is paid directly to the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you are having trouble passing the test please dont hesitate to call.

Step 4

Attend a Skills Session

Once you completed the NRP exam, you must attend a skills session. You can schedule online or call our Costa Mesa or San Diego office. Students must be prepared to: set up equipment for a delivery, perform CPR, bag mask ventilate, administer Epi and more.


Receive your Card

After the Skills session, you will have to log back into your AAP account to complete the instructor evaluation. Only then will your card be provided to you. This can be done at home, but to ensure that you leave with everything, we have our clients complete this in-office

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by Dana on Nurses Educational Opportunities
Instructor: Julie
Enter your city and state?: San Diego, Ca

NRP course was very informative and useful for my position. Thank you Julie!

by Nick on Nurses Educational Opportunities
Instructor: Jane Carsrud
Enter your city and state?: Aliso Viejo

This is the best NRP skills course I have ever completed. She made it stress free, fun, and worthwhile. I feel like I learned to perform neonatal resuscitation more here than my hospital or any other place I have ever been too.