NNNS Training and Certification Program

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

Trainees will learn to:

1. Use the required testing materials
2. Administer the items
3. Observe newborn behaviors during the evaluation
4. Score the exam

Upon completion, trainees may be certified to administer the NNNS. 

TRAINING SEMINARS:
Training seminars are structured to meet the specific needs of those being trained. Training is intensive, didactic and very hands-on. The preferred approach is to arrange two training sessions several weeks apart to allow for a period of time between sessions during which the trainee(s) can practice administering and scoring the exam. However, with adequate preparation, most examiners can complete the training within a single 5-day training session.

* Some examiners with extensive infant experience and pre-visit preparation, can achieve certification in less than 5 days.

TRAINING LOCATIONS:
Training may be provided at WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL (WIH) in Providence, Rhode Island or a certified trainer may come to your facility. Please contact us for training/trainer availability.  

TRAINING PRE-VISIT PREPARATION: 
Please review the following documents, and fill out the learner's background information document.
- How to Prepare for the Training Sessions
NNNS Learner's Background Information 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IF COMING TO WIH:
- Proof of Immunization and Insurance 
- Background check
- Contract
- Hospital In-service

BECOME A NNNS TRAINER:
NNNS Trainer Requirements

FAQ 
NNNS Training Program FAQ



For general inquiries and specific questions regarding the NNNS Training Program, please contact:
Janice Varella
Executive Secretary 
50 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908
[email protected] 

Lynne Andreozzi Fontaine, Ph.D.
Director of NNNS Training


NNNS Certified Examiners and Trainers Around the World: