L032224 Neonatal APP Boot Camp - New Learner

March 22, 2024 to April 11, 2024

This program prepares the Advanced Practice Provider (APP), either NNP or PA, or NICU Hospitalists, to utilize best practices in procedural skills and leadership and communication skills. The class utilizes simulation based mastery learning (SBML) to help the participant build confidence and competence during role transition. SBML allows all learners the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes with an individualized amount of time required based on learner needs.   

Program Goal: Upon completion of the neonatal boot camp, NNPs/PAs/Hospitalists will develop skills essential to the transition to practice as a new APP.  

Target Audience

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP), Physician Assistants (PA), and NICU Hospitalists recently transitioning into a provider role in Neonatology. NNPs hired with less than three years of experience as a NNP to Children’s Minnesota will complete the Neonatal boot camp as part of the orientation process. 

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce procedural skills and equipment for onboarding
  • Practice leadership and communication in new role
  • Discuss transition and identify ways of successful transition
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 ANCC
  • 14.25 Attendance
    • 14.25 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/22/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/11/2024 - 4:00pm CDT

Day 1 Agenda

8:00 - 8:15 amIntroduction to Simulation and Neonatal Boot Camp
Mindfulness during transition to practice
8:15 - 11:15 amBaseline and Deliberate Practice
Umbilical Lines
Chest Tubes
11:15 - 12:00 pmLunch
12:00 - 3:00 pmDemo and Deliberate Practice
Chest Tubes            Bladder Tap
Suturing                   MST
Sterile technique     Peripheral Art Lines
Pericardiocentesis   Lumbar Puncture
3:00 - 4:00 pmDifficult Conversations

Day 2 Agenda

8:00 - 8:15 amMindfulness during transition to practice
8:15 - 9:15 amBaseline Assessment and Deliberate Practice:
Meconium Scenario
9:15 - 10:15 amDeliberate Practice:
Newborn Nursery Case
10:15 - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 - 11:00 amDeliberate Practice:
Sepsis Case
11:00 - 12:00 pmDeliberate Practice:
SCN case or NEC Case
12:00 - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 - 1:45 pmDeliberate Practice:
ELBW Scenario
1:45 - 2:45 pmDeliberate Practice:
Hydrops Scenario
2:45 - 3:45 pmAssessment:
Meconium Scenario
3:45 - 4:00 pmWrap up / Evaluations


Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.

Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program offers 14.25 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.25 ANCC
  • 14.25 Attendance
    • 14.25 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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