The Neonatal Resuscitation Program was initiated in 1987. Since that time, more than 4 million health care professionals have been trained as providers. The NRP Steering Committee is interested in the effect of this program on neonatal morbidity and mortality as well as other interventions that may improve the outcome of neonatal resuscitation.

Announcement: New NRP Grant!

The Jeanette Zaichkin NRP Nursing Grant for Excellence and Innovation in NRP Education

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the inaugural Jeanette Zaichkin NRP Nursing Grant for Excellence and Innovation in NRP Education. This grant was created in recognition of the significant contributions to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program made by Jeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC during her tenure as NRP Consultant from 1998-2022. Jeanette also served as Associate Editor of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, Editions 4th through 8th and Editor of the NRP Instructor Toolkit.


The Jeanette Zaichkin NRP Nursing Grant for Excellence and Innovation in NRP Education recognizes nurses who are champions of NRP and committed to most effectively training NRP learners. This award is dedicated to enhancing NRP Instructor or Provider training in neonatal resuscitation. Initiatives can address improvements to the NRP Instructor course, opportunities to enhance NRP Instructor or Provider skills training, teaching, or debriefing, or how to best evaluate training. Nurses who meet the below criteria are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in funding for projects that focus on neonatal resuscitation research, evidence-based practice, or quality improvement initiatives.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The recipient must be a nurse who works in the delivery room or NICU in the United States or Canada
  • The recipient must be a current NRP Instructor in good standing

Topics of Interest:

  • How to optimize and innovate NRP Instructor or Provider training
  • Evaluation of NRP Instructor performance when teaching Provider courses
  • How to best teach NRP Providers the basics of neonatal resuscitation
  • Effectively reinforcing NRP skills throughout the two-year renewal cycle
  • Enhancing learning utilizing innovative techniques (i.e. AI, simulation)
  • Debriefing


If interested, please submit your application at by July 1, 2022, at 11:59pm CT.

The NRP Steering Committee will review all intent applications and will select applicants who will be requested to submit full proposals. Those selected will receive a full application form from the NRP Administrative Team on or before July 15, 2022.

Please contact the AAP NRP Administrative Team at 630-626-6798 or e-mail: with any questions.

Other NRP Grants (now closed to submission and applications under review):

NRP Human Factors or Education Grant (up to $15,000): Any health care professional with an interest in human factors impact on delivery room resuscitation or optimization of NRP education.

NRP Young Investigator Award (up to $15,000): Physicians-in-training or individuals within four years of completing medical training.

NRP Research Grant Program (up to $50,000): Any health care professional with an interest in Neonatal Resuscitation.

Applicants can apply for either a Research Grant, Young Investigator Award or Human Factors/Education Grant, not more than one.

Please note: The NRP Research Grant Program should not be considered as a source of funding for implementation and dissemination of the Helping Babies Breathe Program.

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