Spotlight on the Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification August 9, 2020

The Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification focuses on the care of the Level II neonate, meeting the needs of neonatal intensive care nurses who provide care to acutely and chronically ill neonatal patients and their families within level II, chronic care, or step-down units.

In 2018, the Low Risk Neonatal Nursing certification became the Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification. This change was made after recommendations from the Low Risk Neonatal (LRN) Content Team and content validation studies done with those certified in LRN, indicated that that the majority of nurses working with acutely or chronically ill hospitalized neonates in these units still relate as neonatal intensive care nurses and not low risk nurses. 

The Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification focuses more on Level II care of the neonate, including non-invasive ventilation, than its original focus of normal newborn management and risk assessment.

View the updated content focus for the Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification in the LRN Candide Guide.