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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam Review

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Course Description

This course is designed for the neonatal intensive care nurse preparing to take the certification exam The course begins with a review of the test plan, practice requirements and test-taking strategies as well as how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls made during study preparation and answering test questions. The remainder of the course will focus on core components of the test plan that are essential for caring for the high-risk newborn along with opportunities for the learner to practice with sample test questions. .

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neurological Conditions of the Neonate
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Q & A Session | Practice Questions

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neonatal Sepsis and Meningitis
  • Genitourinary Disorders
  • Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
  • Respiratory Diseases and Treatments
  • Cardiac Assessment and Common Disorders
  • Hematologic Conditions in the Newborn
  • Q & A Session | Practice Questions