What Is an NRP Test?


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The NRP test is an online test for health care providers who have completed the neonatal resuscitation program, according to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. This program provides up-to-date, evidence-based information for physicians, nurses, midwives and respiratory therapists on how to provide resuscitation to neonates.

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The NRP is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association and has been completed by over 3 million providers since its creation in 1987. It is designed primary for people who work in labor and delivery or nursery settings in hospitals, explains the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

As of 2015, the NRP test is based on information from the "Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook, 6th Edition". This online exam must be completed within a 30 days of beginning the instructor-led, hands-on portion of the program, notes the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. NRP test takers are allowed to fail each lesson only one time. If they fail a lesson a second time, they have failed the entire NRP program and must purchase it again in order to take the exam again. Test takers must pass lessons one through four and lesson nine, and additional lessons may be required by institutions of employment. Upon completing the test and instructor-led course, health care providers are issued a course completion card as proof of finishing the NRP program.

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