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Birth Center Focused NRP Provider Training Scholarships

Scholarships Available

The AABC Birth Center Focused NRP Training has received a research grant from the AABC Foundation to help achieve our mission of bringing birth center focused NRP to as many birth centers as we can reach. As part of this grant, we are offering two $1,000 scholarships to help a birth center or developing birth center bring the course to their staff!


To qualify a birth center must have:

  • Either a currently operating birth center practice, or a birth center in development
  • Current licensure as providers and as a facility in state, where licensure is available
  • A demonstrated financial hardship to pay 100% of their NRP Course fees
  • A commitment to the philosophy that the performance of newborn resuscitation, up to and including advanced airways and intravenous fluids or medication, is within the scope of practice for midwives, and that the babies and families who chooses community based birth deserve our readiness in all aspects of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (AAP/AHA).

Special consideration will be given to birth centers that demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • AABC membership (Birth Center or Individual membership)
  • A commitment to serving low income women and/or women on Medical Assistance
  • Situated in a rural or low-income area 
  • Annual gross revenues of less than $100,000.

To apply for the scholarship, please send a letter with the following to nrp@birthcenters.org

  1. Contact information for your organization, including website, address, and name, email and phone number of person appointed as coordinator for the course. The birth center must have the ability to host the course.  Learn more about host requirements>>
  2. Year birth center was established or projected opening date
  3. Estimated annual gross revenues for the current year for your practice
  4. Estimated volume (# births) for the current year
  5. Description of your geographic service area
  6. Description of the demographics of your clientele (insurance coverage, race, income, or other features)
  7. Birth center's AABC membership status
  8. Why do you need financial assistance to offer the Birth Center Focused NRP course? (150 word limit)
  9. Why do you feel it is important for your staff to have the Birth Center Focused NRP course? (150 word limit)

Applications are due JULY 1, 2019

Applicants will be notified of awards by August 1st and scholarships may be applied to a course scheduled between October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020.

Questions?  Contact nrp@birthcenters.org

 
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