Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

NARM only accepts certification from courses which include a hands-on skills component. Online-only courses are not accepted.

Approved CPR courses include the American Heart Association, the Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Basic Life Support, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Neonatal resuscitation courses must be approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Paediatric Society, or pre-approved by NARM. Courses must be approved for use in the U.S. or Canada.

NRP Advanced is required effective March 1, 2023 for certification or recertification. NARM will continue to accept unexpired NRP Essentials (plus BLS for Health Care Providers) or NRP Advanced as meeting the NRP Requirement. Cards issued after March 1, 2023 must be for the Advanced NRP course.

Community-Based NRP Instructor Directory

Click on each for more information. If they only teach locally, a state or area will be mentioned. If they will travel to another area, we note “will travel” beside their contact.

Mary Friedlein, CPM, Breath of Life NNR & CPR (Oklahoma)

Michele Kazmier, CNM, MS, E-RYT, PRYT, Baby’s Breath Holistic Neonatal Transition (California and will travel)

Heather Kramer, CPM, LM (Wisconsin)

Mary Lee Lemley, RNC-NIC, MSN (Tennessee)

Angelita Nixon, CNM (will travel)

Karen Strange, CPM, Integrated Resuscitation of the Newborn (will travel)

Lisa Varnes-Epstein, PA-C, HeartSong Ways (Puerta Rico, Hawaii, and Midwest California)

American Association of Birth Centers (will travel)

Birth Emergency Skills Training® (BEST) (will travel)

GoMidwife (will travel)

Less Stress Instructional Services (California, Nevada)

Theresa Small, MSN, CNM, APRN

Andrea Dixon (will travel)

Moira Weitz (Iowa and will travel)

Marijke van Roojen, LM, CPM, MPH (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and will travel)

Debra Jean Sala, APRN, CNM (Texas)

Deborah Kaley (will travel)

Jessica O’Shay (Washington)

Jennifer Nelson (Pittsburgh)

Pam White (Arizona, will travel)
Marialuisa Flores, 425-344-7293, (Washington state, occasionally in Oregon)