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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
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Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Essential Course Details

In order to complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, you will participate in a self-directed learning component, an on-line knowledge exam, and a classroom session.

(1) Self-Directed Learning

In preparation for NRP, you will need to use the NRP textbook to facilitate your learning.

The self-directed learning component of the course must be completed before attempting the online exam and attending a classroom session. The length of time needed for studying will be different for every individual, based on their professional background, experience, and learning style.

Please allow yourself adequate study time.

Course materals are not included in the course tuition fee.

The Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) oversees NRP in Canada. The Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition (ISBN 13:978-1-61002-024-4) is required for this course.  NRP course materials can be purchased from the Canadian Paediatric Society: (613-526-9397)

The Textbook and NRP Pocket Cards are also available in the McMaster University Health Sciences Book Store ( (905- 525-8527)

(2) Online Exam

Prior to attending the classroom session, course participants are required to successfully complete an on-line examination. 

The online exam must be taken no more than 30 days prior to attending the classroom session. A printed copy of your successful completion (verification of completion certificate) must be presented to your instructor before you will be allowed into the classroom. 

The fee for the online exam (payable to the Canadian Paediatric Society) is not included in your course tuition.  You are responsible for payment of the exam fee when you register to take the exam.  The link for the exam is as follows: 

You will be responsible for completing the 7th Edition exam sections for Lessons 1-11.  The exam is divided into two parts: Part I covers Lessons 1-5 and Part II covers Lessons 6-11.  

The Canadian Pediatric Society also offers e-Simulations in conjunction with the online exam.  While the e-Simulations are a helpful learning tool, completion of the e-sims is optional for NRP participants in Canada.

(3) Classroom Session

The classroom session of the NRP Provider course is scheduled to be 8 hours in length. The classroom session is devoted entirely to giving you the opportunity to practise and apply NRP resuscitation skills.   There will be a combination of small group sessions and simulation-based curriculum, specifically geared towards the adult learner.  Course content will focus applying your knowledge as well as both technical and team resuscitation skills.  Our NRP instructors are a combination of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists and midwives with extensive experience in newborn care. 

Our goal is to offer an exciting and practical learning experience in a relaxed environment. We look forward to meeting you during the course and know that you will leave the course with important knowledge and skills critical to resuscitating newborns.  If you have any questions prior to this course, please do not hesitate to contact us at

If you haven't yet registered for your classroom session, please use the following link to select a course date and to register.


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