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Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP)

The Gossman Center for Advanced Healthcare Simulation at Swedish is pleased to offer the The Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP), sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

Faculty from the Gossman Center present the concepts and teach the skills of neonatal resuscitation. Participants of the NRP Provider and Home Birth and Birthing Center courses come fully prepared and ready to work on specific skills, and to participate as team members in neonatal resuscitation scenarios. Scenarios are tailored to reflect participants practices.

Both courses include skills review, videotaped simulation focusing on teamwork, effective communication and role adoption.  Each simulation is followed by facilitated debriefing.

This course is recommended for those that have experience in a birth setting or care for newborns in the immediate postpartum period. NRP does not certify participants to perform any technique, does not imply competence to perform neonatal resuscitation, and does not determine the participant’s scope of practice.

Successful completion of the NRP requires significant advance preparation and includes several elements. First, participants study the 6th edition eTextbook or Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook. Next, participants must successfully complete an on-line examination that covers the content of the textbook or e-textbook. Once independent study and testing have been completed, participants are eligible to attend an NRP course at the Gossman Center for Advanced Healthcare Simulation.

Please NOTE:

On the confirmation letter that you received,  disregard the etextbook  note under Step 1.

Instead , note that copies of the NRP textbook 6th edition may be available at your institution, or you may purchase a personal hard copy or etextbook at or at

  • Swedish employees may check out from the Swedish First Hill medical library located on A Floor West.  You may contact the library at 206-386-2484 or e-mail at to have the materials sent via interdepartmental mail

Participants must present proof of successful test completion to the instructor on the day of the course.

The class includes skills review, validation and simulation, stressing teamwork, communication and role adoption during neonatal resuscitation.

Please allow adequate time to acquire the necessary course materials, study and take the on-line examination before a scheduled course. The 6th edition eTextbook can be accessed online. Textbooks can also be obtained through many hospital libraries, or purchased directly from  or Amazon. The on-line examination is available at the AAP website, and requires additional payment to Healthstream, which administers the actual testing.

Participants come fully prepared to the NRP course, ready to work on specific skills, and to participate as a team member in neonatal resuscitation scenarios. Scenarios are tailored to reflect participants’ practice. Simulation sessions are videotaped and debriefed. All classes are appropriate for those needing NRP provider status. Depending on your scope of practice and institutional requirements, please select from the following sessions:

NRP Provider (Advanced) - 3.5 hours

Lessons 1-9 are required. Cost $125

Home Birth and Birthing Center (Basic) - 2 hours

Lessons 1-4 and 9 are required.  Cost $125

This class has been developed for those who provide care to newborns during home births and at birthing centers.  For this class, please feel free to bring your own resuscitation bag if you prefer to practice and test with your own equipment.
For more information please email

Please click here to register online:

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Shortly after successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions regarding the online textbook, test, class and driving instructions. Please contact Merllie Flores if you do not receive this confirmation.

If the class date that you are interested in is full please send an email with your name, email, phone number, class date and if you want the provider or home birth class to Merllie Flores. You will be placed on a waiting list.  We will contact you if a place opens for the date you have requested.

Please remember you must bring proof of successful test completion to the Gossman Center on the day of your course. Failure to bring your completed test will prevent you from  participating in the course.

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policy

To reschedule or cancel your registration, please call 206-215-1710. You may reschedule up to five (5)
business days prior to your scheduled course date without penalty or fees.

Cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled course date will incur a $35 processing fee.

The remainder of the registration fee will be refunded. There are no refunds or rescheduling available if the request is received fewer than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled course date.

If there are fewer than six (6) paid registrations five (5) days prior to a class, it may be necessary to cancel the class. If the class is cancelled, participants may choose to reschedule to another class day or receive a full refund. You will be notified at least five (5) business days prior to the class if cancellation becomes necessary.

Course Location

Gossman Center for Advanced Healthcare Simulation
600 Broadway, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98122


Parking is available beneath the 600 Broadway Building. Turn east onto Cherry from Broadway.  The entrance to parking is on your right at the bottom of the hill.