What does NRP stand for?

  1. I am a nursing student going to be graduating in December. I was looking under available positions at childrens and womens hospitals and they had something called an NRP that is reguired to get before or soon after starting work. Does anybody know what that stands for?

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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Where I work, it's Newborn Resuscitation Protocol.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It is Neonatal Resuscitation Program....

    what every nurse or doctor working OB/NEWBORN must have to be competent.

    for more info see:

  5. by   mother/babyRN
    The initials such as ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) or PALS (pediatric life support), smiling blue eyes is correct in that you do need NRP or NALS (same thing, neonatal advanced life support) to go into labor and delivery and it is ideal if you have more than one of them, if not all..Also, those going into mother baby or maternity period, should consider the S.T.A.B.L.E. program certification, which concentrates on the infant after birth and is an EXCELLENT program started by and continually taught by nurses. After a day long seminar, you can get certified...Look them up on the web..You can buy their very useful manual and tools to help interpret infant lab values, etc..VERY MUCH worth it for anyone to go to that program..Concentrates on all those things in conjunction with NALS that we already know. GREAT for students and nurses as well. I am currently certified in it, and I feel it really assists me when I have a "bad" baby, or expect one......
  6. by   shawnalizzy
    Hello if anybody could help me out.... I was wondering in your opinion can a LVN work in labor or delivery or with babies at all? Should i get my NRP? would that make me more qualified? Thanks would love to know what u think!!!
  7. by   klone
    Most hospitals will not hire an LPN/LVN to work in L&D/OB.

    Our hospital has ONE LPN who is in her 70s and was "grandfathered" in several years ago. She only works with pp moms and healthy babies.

    Just like with ACLS, part of NRP is administering emergency meds. Whether or not an LPN/LVN could do that would probably depend on each state's regs.