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Why are NRP Providers required to complete all 11 lessons of the online exam?

At its March 2015 meeting, the NRP Steering Committee voted unanimously to require all Providers to take all 11 lessons of the 7th edition course to achieve NRP Provider status. There will no longer be an option for a “minimal course requirement” or for taking selected lessons of the course.

This decision was made after consultation with members of the Instructor Development Task Force and included valuable input from our liaisons from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, American Association for Respiratory Care, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists liaisons.

Even though not all newborn health care providers are involved in delivery room resuscitation, any person managing newborn care may be called on to assist with neonatal resuscitation in the hospital. NRP Steering Committee members, liaisons, and consultants agreed that it is in the best interests of newborn safety to require all NRP Providers to be familiar with all components of newborn resuscitation.

(May 2016) Reviewed July 2018

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