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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Course
The NRP Online Examination, 6th Edition assesses knowledge of the causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia for both those in need of both initial and recertification.

As of January 2012, all students MUST pass the NRP Online Exam PRIOR to attending an in-person, four hour simulation-based practice session.  After studying the NRP textbook, learners take the online examination. Upon successful completion of the online examination, learners will print the verification of completion and present it to their NRP instructor for skills training, simulation, and debriefing.  This MUST be completed PRIOR to attending the in person simulation portion of the course.   Please note that the online exam cannot be completed more than 30 days prior to class and once started, it must be completed within 14 days.

Program Duration: Approximately 4 hours.  AHA Basic Cardiac Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) is also offered the same day for a total of 8 hours.

Student Materials:  Please use link: to access the exam and course materials.  There is a separate fee for the online exam made directly to AAP via their website.

Non-UPHS Learners Print This Handout:   NRP Welcome Letter
Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring
Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course (IFMC) is designed for registered nurses with a minimum of six months of clinical nursing experience using fetal heart assessment and monitoring technology in an intra-partum setting. This comprehensive two-day course includes the following elements: an analysis of case scenarios requiring synthesis of key principles pertinent to the physiologic basis of fetal heart monitoring: tracing interpretation; nursing intervention; verbal and written communication skills; skill sessions including discussion, demonstration and testing of fetal heart rate auscultation skill; Leopold’s maneuver; placement of an intrauterine pressure catheter and spiral electrode; communication and documentation.

Program Duration: Approximately 16 hours (2 Day Course)

Student Materials: Registration price includes AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices, Student Workbook, 6th Edition, not the textbook. AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices Textbook, 6th Edition must be purchased separately by the participant. The textbook is offered at the AWHONN Member price of $59.95 and the nonmember price of $74.95 and can be purchased through the AWHONN Store at

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