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-II.
IN-PERSON 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.
IN-PERSON TRAINING LOCATIONS:
Training may be provided at WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL (WIH) in Providence, Rhode Island or a certified trainer may come to your facility.
VIRTUAL/REMOTE TRAINING FOR THE NNNS-II
Please note that we now have the option of virtual/remote training. Please contact us for training/trainer availability at [email protected]
TRAINING PRE-VISIT PREPARATION:
Please review the following documents, and fill out the learner's background information document.
- General Competencies to Initiate NNNS-II Training with Infants
- NNNS-II Learner Background Information
- Immunization and Insurance checklist
- Background check
- Hospital In-service
BECOME AN NNNS-II TRAINER:
- Become an NNNS-II Trainer
For general inquiries and specific questions regarding the NNNS Training Program, please contact:
50 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908
Lynne Andreozzi Fontaine, Ph.D.
Director of NNNS Training