National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course - April 2-3 - Salt Lake City, UT

Course Description

Our two-day National Instructor course is designed to prepare Lead Instructors for local or regional Learner / Provider Course implementation. Support instructor candidates are also welcome to attend the Instructor course.

National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) – April 2-3, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – National Instructor course – Agenda

Who is an ideal S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor candidate?

Someone with an interest in teaching who is also an expert in neonatal intensive care, such as a…

Neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatrician experienced in neonatal intensive care, neonatal physician assistant, neonatal transport nurse, NICU clinical nurse educator or specialist, neonatal transport respiratory therapist, respiratory therapist with a well-developed neonatal background, outreach educator with tertiary intensive care nursery background, experienced ICN nurse / nurse preceptor.

Instructor candidates must meet the qualifications for Lead or Support Instructor to attend. Please review the qualifications before registering.

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Register for a 2020 National Instructor Course Here

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

April 2-3, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT

University Guest House & Conference Center
110 S Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

National Faculty:  Kristine A Karlsen PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Dr. Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 35 years. She is an award-winning author and founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. Dr. Karlsen is the author and developer of the pre-transport / post-resuscitation stabilization neonatal education program, The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program, the S.T.A.BL.E. – Cardiac Module and the Neonatal Stabilization Scenarios Guidebook. Dr. Karlsen is the Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and she oversees all instructor training curriculum and course presentations. In addition, she works clinically in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah.  For many years, she served on the Utah Perinatal Mortality and Out of Hospital Birth committees and she is the recipient of the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level Award. Her research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Dr. Karlsen brings her enthusiasm and passion for teaching about neonatal stabilization to frequent conference presentations both nationally and internationally. 

Hotel Information

For hotel information, including maps and local attractions please visit: The University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center. For reservations call: 1-888-416-4075 – Remember to mention The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program to take advantage of our special room block.

Double/Double $130.00 (plus taxes and fees)
Double/Queen $135.00 (plus taxes and fees)
$10/pp additional for 3rd and 4th occupant
Reserve your room by: February 29, 2020

Reservations made after this date may still be eligible for the room block rate (subject on availability) so please mention The S.T.A.B.L.E Program room block.

All S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor candidates will take a Pre-Assessment prior to attending the course.  The test will be emailed 10 business days prior to the course as outlined below:

Salt Lake City, UT (April) – March 22, 2020
Baltimore, MD – July 8, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT (November) – October 22, 2020

It is important to allow 45 minutes to one hour to thoughtfully complete the test prior to the Instructor Course.  Please bring your test and completed answer sheet to the Instructor course.

  • This test is to be taken closed-book and without the aid of any other resources. Please view this testing as your opportunity to identify your knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses and to determine your readiness for the S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor role.

  • Please note the following about the minimum passing score for Instructor candidacy:

    • The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-test).

    • If you score 70% or below (12 or more wrong) we do not think that you are ready for the Lead or Support Instructor role at this time and we will award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test that will be administered at the course.

    • The pre-assessment will be self-graded at the course, however if you would like to submit your pre-assessment for grading any time prior to the first day of the class, then please FAX or email the answer sheet to our office. The FAX number is 1-435-655-7558 and the email address is mason@stableprogram.org   You’ll need to provide us with your contact information so we can reach you after we grade your test.

    • If you do not achieve a passing pre-assessment score (72.5% or above) and/or you do not achieve a passing mixed module post-test score (2 or fewer wrong on the first try) any refunds for course fees are at the discretion of the course host.
National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course - July 22-23 - Baltimore, MD

Course Description

Our two-day National Instructor course is designed to prepare Lead Instructors for local or regional Learner / Provider Course implementation. Support instructor candidates are also welcome to attend the Instructor course.

National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) – July 22-23, 2020 – Baltimore, MD – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – National Instructor course – Agenda

Who is an ideal S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor candidate?

Someone with an interest in teaching who is also an expert in neonatal intensive care, such as a…

Neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatrician experienced in neonatal intensive care, neonatal physician assistant, neonatal transport nurse, NICU clinical nurse educator or specialist, neonatal transport respiratory therapist, respiratory therapist with a well-developed neonatal background, outreach educator with tertiary intensive care nursery background, experienced ICN nurse / nurse preceptor.

Instructor candidates must meet the qualifications for Lead or Support Instructor to attend. Please review the qualifications before registering.

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Register for a 2020 National Instructor Course Here

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

July 22-23, 2020 – Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland – Baltimore
Southern Management Center – Elm Ballroom A (#208)
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

National Faculty: 

Webra Price Douglas, PhD, NNP-BC, CRNP, IBCLC

Dr. Price-Douglas is a NNP who has been involved in neonatal care as a transport nurse, clinician, and educator for more than 30 years. She is the coordinator of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program in Baltimore, MD, past National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) liaison for affiliate members in the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine, author of the NANN Neonatal Nursing Transport Standards (2010, 3rd ed.), and past NANN liaison of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. She has been an invited Content Reviewer of the 2006 and 2013 S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manuals. In addition, she is the author of numerous articles and is frequently involved in conference planning. Dr. Price-Douglas has been a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor since 1999 and in 2014, she became certified as a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor Trainer. Dr. Price-Douglas is an experienced, knowledgeable, personable, and well-respected presenter at neonatal meetings.

Patti Scott, DNP, NNP-BC, C-NPT

Dr. Scott is a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) who has been involved in neonatal care as a staff nurse, transport nurse, educator, and clinician for more than 25 years. She is the coordinator for the advanced NNP service and the neonatal transport service for Pediatrix Medical Group of Tennessee in Nashville. Dr. Scott is also an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care as the Infant Project Quality Improvement Specialist. Dr. Scott served on the Tennessee Perinatal Advisory Committee Workgroup for Guidelines and Level of Care, Perinatal Transportation, and Educational Objectives for Nurses in Level I, II, III, IV and Neonatal Transport Nurses. She has been a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor since 1999 and since 2006, a certified S.T.A.B.L.E. National Faculty member for training Lead Instructors. In addition, she has been an invited Content Reviewer of the 2006 and 2013 S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manuals. Dr. Scott is an experienced presenter who brings enthusiasm and compassion for improving neonatal outcomes, through education, to the classroom.

All S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor candidates will take a Pre-Assessment prior to attending the course.  The test will be emailed 10 business days prior to the course as outlined below:

Salt Lake City, UT (April) – March 22, 2020
Baltimore, MD – July 8, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT (November) – October 22, 2020

It is important to allow 45 minutes to one hour to thoughtfully complete the test prior to the Instructor Course.  Please bring your test and completed answer sheet to the Instructor course.

  • This test is to be taken closed-book and without the aid of any other resources. Please view this testing as your opportunity to identify your knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses and to determine your readiness for the S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor role.

  • Please note the following about the minimum passing score for Instructor candidacy:

    • The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-test).

    • If you score 70% or below (12 or more wrong) we do not think that you are ready for the Lead or Support Instructor role at this time and we will award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test that will be administered at the course.

    • The pre-assessment will be self-graded at the course, however if you would like to submit your pre-assessment for grading any time prior to the first day of the class, then please FAX or email the answer sheet to our office. The FAX number is 1-435-655-7558 and the email address is mason@stableprogram.org   You’ll need to provide us with your contact information so we can reach you after we grade your test.

    • If you do not achieve a passing pre-assessment score (72.5% or above) and/or you do not achieve a passing mixed module post-test score (2 or fewer wrong on the first try) any refunds for course fees are at the discretion of the course host.
National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course & S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Module - November 5-7 - Salt Lake City, UT

Course Description

Our two-day National Instructor course is designed to prepare Lead Instructors for local or regional Learner / Provider Course implementation. Support instructor candidates are also welcome to attend the Instructor course.

National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) – November 5-6, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – Cardiac Module (1-day course) – November 7, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – $150.00

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Instructor Course & Cardiac Module – November 5-7, 2020 – $550.00 (Save $50 when registering for all three days!)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – National Instructor course – Agenda

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – Cardiac Module – Agenda

Who is an ideal S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor candidate?

Someone with an interest in teaching who is also an expert in neonatal intensive care, such as a…

Neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatrician experienced in neonatal intensive care, neonatal physician assistant, neonatal transport nurse, NICU clinical nurse educator or specialist, neonatal transport respiratory therapist, respiratory therapist with a well-developed neonatal background, outreach educator with tertiary intensive care nursery background, experienced ICN nurse / nurse preceptor.

Instructor candidates must meet the qualifications for Lead or Support Instructor to attend. Please review the qualifications before registering.

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Register for a 2020 National Instructor Course Here

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

November 5-7, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT

University Guest House & Conference Center
110 S Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

National Faculty:  Kristine A Karlsen PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Dr. Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 35 years. She is an award-winning author and founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. Dr. Karlsen is the author and developer of the pre-transport / post-resuscitation stabilization neonatal education program, The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program, the S.T.A.BL.E. – Cardiac Module and the Neonatal Stabilization Scenarios Guidebook. Dr. Karlsen is the Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and she oversees all instructor training curriculum and course presentations. In addition, she works clinically in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah.  For many years, she served on the Utah Perinatal Mortality and Out of Hospital Birth committees and she is the recipient of the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level Award. Her research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Dr. Karlsen brings her enthusiasm and passion for teaching about neonatal stabilization to frequent conference presentations both nationally and internationally. 

Hotel Information

For hotel information, including maps and local attractions please visit: The University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center. For reservations call: 1-888-416-4075 – Remember to mention The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program to take advantage of our special room block.

Double/Double $135.00 (plus taxes and fees)
Double/Queen $140.00 (plus taxes and fees)
$10/pp additional for 3rd and 4th occupant
Reserve your room by: October 2, 2020

Reservations made after this date may still be eligible for the room block rate (subject on availability) so please mention The S.T.A.B.L.E Program room block.

All S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor candidates will take a Pre-Assessment prior to attending the course.  The test will be emailed 10 business days prior to the course as outlined below:

Salt Lake City, UT (April) – March 22, 2020
Baltimore, MD – July 8, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT (November) – October 22, 2020

It is important to allow 45 minutes to one hour to thoughtfully complete the test prior to the Instructor Course.  Please bring your test and completed answer sheet to the Instructor course.

  • This test is to be taken closed-book and without the aid of any other resources. Please view this testing as your opportunity to identify your knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses and to determine your readiness for the S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor role.

  • Please note the following about the minimum passing score for Instructor candidacy:

    • The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-test).

    • If you score 70% or below (12 or more wrong) we do not think that you are ready for the Lead or Support Instructor role at this time and we will award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test that will be administered at the course.

    • The pre-assessment will be self-graded at the course, however if you would like to submit your pre-assessment for grading any time prior to the first day of the class, then please FAX or email the answer sheet to our office. The FAX number is 1-435-655-7558 and the email address is mason@stableprogram.org   You’ll need to provide us with your contact information so we can reach you after we grade your test.

    • If you do not achieve a passing pre-assessment score (72.5% or above) and/or you do not achieve a passing mixed module post-test score (2 or fewer wrong on the first try) any refunds for course fees are at the discretion of the course host.

Private S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course -- Let us bring the course to you!

This 2-day course is designed for small group training and hosted by your facility. To qualify for this course offering, the host facility must have a designated Level 3 or 4 NICU. Private courses are limited to 15 participants who meet the qualifications for the Lead or Support Instructor role.  For more information or to schedule a course, contact our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold using the link below.

Meet our Lead Instructor Trainers and learn more about hosting a private course (PDF).