National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) - March 18-19 - Columbus, GA

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) – March 18-19, 2019 – Columbus, GA – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

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.

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Instructor Course (PDF)

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

This course has been approved for 10.3 clock hours of instruction*, which is equivalent to 12.4 hours of contact hours of continuing education credit by CA BRN CEP #15417

*Some states require 60 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Other states allow 50 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Please check your state’s rules and claim the number of contact hours that meet your state’s rules. That is, claim either 10.3 contact hours or 12.4 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  Online registration for this National Instructor course has been closed. If you are interested in attending this course, please call the National office (435-655-8171) to discuss registration.

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

March 18-19, 2019 – Columbus, GA  (08:00 to 16:30 both days)

Piedmont Columbus Regional
710 Center St.
Columbus, GA 31901

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.

Upon registering for the Instructor course, all Instructor candidates will be emailed a pre-assessment which is intended to be taken closed-book and without the assistance of another colleague or resources. This pre-assessment should be viewed as the Instructor Candidate’s opportunity to identify their own knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses. Upon arrival at the Instructor course, candidates will have an opportunity to self-grade their own test. Or, if preferred, the pre-assessment can be scored before the course by the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program staff. Instructions will be supplied when the pre-test is emailed regarding how to submit the pre-assessment for scoring.

Please note the following about the pre-assessment scores and eligibility to register as an Instructor:

  1. The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-assessment).
  2. If you score below 70% (greater than 12 wrong), you are scoring well below the average for Instructor candidates and we cannot register you as an Instructor. If you decide to attend the Instructor course anyway, we are happy to award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test.
  3. Grading of Pre-Assessment: If you would like your test graded ahead of the Instructor course, then you may email or FAX it to our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold. Please call the office for details and to request Mason’s email address: 1-435-655-8171 or go to our Contact Us tab and send an inquiry.
  4. Refunds: Please note, no refunds will be provided to those who either do not qualify for the Lead or Support Instructor role, or who are not eligible to be registered as an Instructor because of low pre-test scores as outlined above.
National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) - June 25-26 - Philadelphia, PA

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) – June 25-26, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

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.

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Instructor Course (PDF)

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

This course has been approved for 10.3 clock hours of instruction*, which is equivalent to 12.4 hours of contact hours of continuing education credit by CA BRN CEP #15417

*Some states require 60 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Other states allow 50 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Please check your state’s rules and claim the number of contact hours that meet your state’s rules. That is, claim either 10.3 contact hours or 12.4 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

June 25-26, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA (08:00 to 16:30 both days)

Penn Medicine Academy
1500 Market St
9th Floor, West Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102

National Faculty: 

Patricia A Scott DNP, APN, NNP-BC, C-NPT

Dr. Scott is a neonatal nurse practitioner 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 neonatal nurse practitioner 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 serves as the Infant Project Quality Improvement Specialist for the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care and has 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.  Dr. Scott became a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor in 1999 and since 2006, a certified S.T.A.B.L.E. National Faculty member for training Lead Instructors. In addition, she was 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.

Webra Price-Douglas PhD, CRNP

Dr. Price-Douglas is a neonatal nurse practitioner 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 is an experienced, knowledgeable and well-respected presenter at neonatal meetings.

Upon registering for the Instructor course, all Instructor candidates will be emailed a pre-assessment which is intended to be taken closed-book and without the assistance of another colleague or resources. This pre-assessment should be viewed as the Instructor Candidate’s opportunity to identify their own knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses. Upon arrival at the Instructor course, candidates will have an opportunity to self-grade their own test. Or, if preferred, the pre-assessment can be scored before the course by the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program staff. Instructions will be supplied when the pre-test is emailed regarding how to submit the pre-assessment for scoring.

Please note the following about the pre-assessment scores and eligibility to register as an Instructor:

  1. The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-assessment).
  2. If you score below 70% (greater than 12 wrong), you are scoring well below the average for Instructor candidates and we cannot register you as an Instructor. If you decide to attend the Instructor course anyway, we are happy to award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test.
  3. Grading of Pre-Assessment: If you would like your test graded ahead of the Instructor course, then you may email or FAX it to our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold. Please call the office for details and to request Mason’s email address: 1-435-655-8171 or go to our Contact Us tab and send an inquiry.
  4. Refunds: Please note, no refunds will be provided to those who either do not qualify for the Lead or Support Instructor role, or who are not eligible to be registered as an Instructor because of low pre-test scores as outlined above.
National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) - August 6-7 - Chesterfield, MO

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) – August 6-7 – Chesterfield, MO – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

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.

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Instructor Course (PDF)

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

This course has been approved for 10.3 clock hours of instruction*, which is equivalent to 12.4 hours of contact hours of continuing education credit by CA BRN CEP #15417

*Some states require 60 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Other states allow 50 minutes of instruction for each contact hour of continuing education. Please check your state’s rules and claim the number of contact hours that meet your state’s rules. That is, claim either 10.3 contact hours or 12.4 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

August 6-7, 2019 – Chesterfield, MO (08:00 to 16:30 both days)

Mercy Health System – Mercy Virtual Care Center
1st Floor – 116; Conference Room A
157040 South Outer Forty Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017

National Faculty: 

Patricia A Scott DNP, APN, NNP-BC, C-NPT

Dr. Scott is a neonatal nurse practitioner 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 neonatal nurse practitioner 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 serves as the Infant Project Quality Improvement Specialist for the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care and has 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.  Dr. Scott became a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor in 1999 and since 2006, a certified S.T.A.B.L.E. National Faculty member for training Lead Instructors. In addition, she was 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.

Bridget Cross MSN, RN, NNP-BC

Ms. Cross is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care as a staff nurse, clinician, research assistant, and educator for more than 30 years.  In addition to working at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Ms. Cross is an adjunct faculty member for Baylor College of Medicine and contributing author on their Neonatology Section Guidelines for the Acute Care of Neonate. She has been an active S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor since 2000 teaching learner courses, some of which included the S.T.A.B.L.E. simulation scenarios.  In 2014 she became a certified S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor Trainer and in 2017 became a certified S.T.A.B.L.E. National Faculty member for training Lead Instructors. 

Upon registering for the Instructor course, all Instructor candidates will be emailed a pre-assessment which is intended to be taken closed-book and without the assistance of another colleague or resources. This pre-assessment should be viewed as the Instructor Candidate’s opportunity to identify their own knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses. Upon arrival at the Instructor course, candidates will have an opportunity to self-grade their own test. Or, if preferred, the pre-assessment can be scored before the course by the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program staff. Instructions will be supplied when the pre-test is emailed regarding how to submit the pre-assessment for scoring.

Please note the following about the pre-assessment scores and eligibility to register as an Instructor:

  1. The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-assessment).
  2. If you score below 70% (greater than 12 wrong), you are scoring well below the average for Instructor candidates and we cannot register you as an Instructor. If you decide to attend the Instructor course anyway, we are happy to award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test.
  3. Grading of Pre-Assessment: If you would like your test graded ahead of the Instructor course, then you may email or FAX it to our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold. Please call the office for details and to request Mason’s email address: 1-435-655-8171 or go to our Contact Us tab and send an inquiry.
  4. Refunds: Please note, no refunds will be provided to those who either do not qualify for the Lead or Support Instructor role, or who are not eligible to be registered as an Instructor because of low pre-test scores as outlined above.
National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course & S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Module - November 6-8 - 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 6-7, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

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.

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Instructor Course (PDF)

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

The S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module course is open to all who wish to attend, whether attending the Instructor course or not.

The S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module – November 8, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – $150.00

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module Objectives and Agenda

Attend the S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor course and the S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module and save $50.00!

National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course & S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Module – November 6-8, 2019 – Salt Lake City UT – $550.00

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

November 6-8, 2019 – 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: October 6, 2019 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.

Upon registering for the Instructor course, all Instructor candidates will be emailed a pre-assessment which is intended to be taken closed-book and without the assistance of another colleague or resources. This pre-assessment should be viewed as the Instructor Candidate’s opportunity to identify their own knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses. Upon arrival at the Instructor course, candidates will have an opportunity to self-grade their own test. Or, if preferred, the pre-assessment can be scored before the course by the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program staff. Instructions will be supplied when the pre-test is emailed regarding how to submit the pre-assessment for scoring.

Please note the following about the pre-assessment scores and eligibility to register as an Instructor:

  1. The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-assessment).
  2. If you score below 70% (greater than 12 wrong), you are scoring well below the average for Instructor candidates and we cannot register you as an Instructor. If you decide to attend the Instructor course anyway, we are happy to award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test.
  3. Grading of Pre-Assessment: If you would like your test graded ahead of the Instructor course, then you may email or FAX it to our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold. Please call the office for details and to request Mason’s email address: 1-435-655-8171 or go to our Contact Us tab and send an inquiry.
  4. Refunds: Please note, no refunds will be provided to those who either do not qualify for the Lead or Support Instructor role, or who are not eligible to be registered as an Instructor because of low pre-test scores as outlined above.
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).