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Neonatal Resuscitation Program

PLEASE NOTE: Perinatal Services BC does not offer provider courses. Each health authority or individual hospitals have NRP instructors who offer NRP provider courses. Please contact the perinatal nurse lead at the hospital or health authority in your area directly to find out when the next provider course is, as we are not notified about upcoming courses.

New NRP Instructors

The NRP Instructor is an expert-level practitioner who is supported by their facility to develop teaching skills in neonatal resuscitation. For more information, read Overview of Steps to Become an NRP Instructor

PLEASE NOTE: All in-person education including NRP Instructor development have been suspended until 2021. If interested please email to be placed on waiting list.

One of the required components is completion of the NRP Instructor Workshop:

The NRP Instructor Workshop is intended for expert-level practitioners who are supported by their facility to develop teaching skills in neonatal resuscitation. 

During the workshop, participants will:

  • translate the pre-reading material into clinical practice;
  • facilitate skill acquisition and learning in a safe environment: and
  • learn to evaluate participants in the required components of a NRP Provider Workshop (Skills Stations, Integrated Skills Stations, and Simulation and Debriefing).

The workshop is only one component require to obtain instructor status. Please review Overview of Steps to Become an NRP Instructor for all requirements.

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The following are required to register for this workshop:

  • Possession of NRP provider status (Lessons 1 to 11) within the past year.
  • Practicing physicians, registered nurses, registered midwives, or respiratory therapists with relevant experience in neonatal resuscitation are eligible to apply.
    - Other health professionals may be eligible on approval by the BC NRP  Instructor Trainer Group.
  • Current and relevant neonatal experience.
  • Current educational and/or clinical responsibility within the institution.
  • Have a sponsoring institution that normally provides NRP courses.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Canadian and BC recommendations for practice and current updates.

For more detailed information on the process and requirements, please see Overview of Steps to Become an NRP Instructor.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada has pre-approved the NRP program for two (2) Mainpro + Group Learning credits per hour of class time. 

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has approved NRP for Maintenance of Certification Section 2 credits. NRP course participants are eligible for two (2) credits per hour. These credits apply to all NRP training, including provider courses and instructor training/updates. In addition, completion of the NRP online exam is eligible for Section 3 credits for up to 10 hours. 
Nurses: In Canada, nurses can log their course time as part of their provincial regulatory body’s continuing competency requirements.

Midwives:  In Canada, midwives can log their course time as part of their provincial regulatory body’s continuing competency requirements.

Respiratory Therapists: The individual regulatory bodies determine what qualifies for credits according to their program. The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists allocates one credit per educational hour. 

If you meet the prerequisites listed above and are interested in registering, please contact your regional NRP Coordinator or health authority perinatal lead. If you have any questions, please contact us at

NRP Instructor Trainer

The primary role of the NRP Instructor Trainer is to assist NRP Instructors meet provincial and regional needs. For more information, read Overview of Steps to Become a BC NRP Regional Instructor Trainer.

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