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Neonatology Educational Opportunities

Connecticut Children’s neonatologists, faculty members at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, are educational and health care leaders in the community and across the region.

There are many educational opportunities for health care professionals at Connecticut Children’s top-rated neonatal intensive care units:

  • Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Neonatology Fellowship training in collaboration with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Practicum experience for nurses, advanced practice neonatal nurses and physician assistants
  • Hands on training experience in maintenance and insertion of percutaneous central lines

Outreach Education

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)™
Jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA), the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) teaches an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn at the time of delivery

  • Course format: Self-study and knowledge evaluation, skills evaluation, and simulation-debriefing experience.
  • Intended participants: Health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation

The S.T.A.B.L.E. ® Program
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program focuses exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants.

  • Course format: Didactic-interactive and self-study.
  • Intended participants:  Any healthcare provider involved with post-resuscitation and /or pre-transport stabilization care of sick neonate.

NICU Clinical Experience Program at Connecticut Children’s
The NICU Clinical Experience Program is designed for nurses who provide care to neonates and desire hands-on clinical experience. The course is held in the Connecticut Children’s NICU setting to introduce, review and/or strengthen skills that are of low frequency but of high acuity in their institutions.  Experience is customized to match scope of nurses’ practice in their institution as well as to achieve goals identified by the individual RN and direct supervisor.

  • Program format: Clinical Experience Nurse observes and participates in care of select neonatal patients under direct supervision and guidance of Connecticut Children’s NICU Nurse Preceptor.
  • Intended participants:  Nurses who seek to improve skills and provide evidence-based practice in the care of neonates.

For more information about Connecticut Children’s neonatology outreach education services, contact Marilyn Sanders, MD, at 860.545.8042 or Nancy Cyr, RNC, BSN, at 860.545.8042.

Regional Neonatal-Perinatal Leadership

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a leader among hospitals across the region and works with other providers to prevent preterm births, promote research opportunities and collaborate on
neonatal-perinatal care.

  • Connecticut Children’s participates in quality improvement initiatives aimed at preventing premature birth (before 39 weeks gestation) and is a leader in the March of Dimes’ Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait initiative.
  • Our annual Neonatal-Perinatal research day showcases basic, translational and clinical research in neonatal-perinatal medicine by investigators across Connecticut whose studies improve outcomes for infants and mothers.
  • The Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative, led by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, is a shared effort of nearly 20 hospitals that work together to promote high-quality maternal and newborn care, from the community hospital to the neonatal intensive care environment. We facilitate cooperation among hospitals and health care providers, support evidence-based newborn care practices, share educational and training resources, and gather and share data that benefits members and other stakeholders.


Fellows in the University of Connecticut School of Medicine’s nine ACGME-accredited pediatric fellowship programs receive their training primarily at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Learn more about the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program>>

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