Neonatal Orientation Education Program

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion


  • Part time: 9 months

See Plan of Study details for more information.


  • Independent, online learning


  • Winter: December 1, 2023–August 31, 2024

Registration Deadlines

  • Winter: November 24, 2023


The Neonatal Orientation Education Program (NOEP) delivers foundational knowledge and skills required for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to work in the neonatal environment. The program supports RNs and LPNs to advance their clinical judgment, critical thinking, and clinical leadership to work collaboratively with the interprofessional team. Whether you are a new graduate, new hire, or are very experienced in this environment, this program will enhance your understanding of theoretical concepts and best practice guidelines.

This program is designed using the academic content of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) Neonatal Orientation and Education Program, Fifth Edition (NOEP5). The program also incorporates content from the Nova Scotia Reproductive Care Program online education modules, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and ACoRN education program. This material provides nurses with the theoretical knowledge needed to provide neonatal care. The content can also be used for perinatal continued education. The program includes self-directed learning modules with online independent study. 


  • RNs and LPNs with active license who are working in the area
  • New hires and experienced staff

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The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.