Newborn Care Specialist (Baby Nurse) Training

Do you love babies?  For over 12 years, ICT Academy has trained and prepared thousands of Newborn Care Specialists to work with families during the day or overnight, full time or part time, caring for their newborn infants.  Whether you are considering a change in career or you are already working with infants and would like to advance your skills, our Newborn Care Specialist Certification Course will help you become a confident and skilled Newborn Infant Specialist, Newborn Nanny, Night Nurse formerly referred to as a ‘Baby Nurse’.  

Our Newborn Care Specialist Training program offers options for all student levels including Essentials Training which provides foundation level training and a Master Class for students who would like Advanced Training skills in Newborn Care.  You will be prepared to provide attentive care while parents rest and recover after the birth of their new baby.  You will help ease the baby into a good feeding and sleep routine and monitor the baby’s health and wellness for any concerns.  

When you register, you will receive a complete Student Care Package with practice baby doll, swaddle blanket, student handbook and more.  You will learn about all areas of both practical hands-on baby care techniques as well as the business and professionalism of working with families as a Newborn Specialist and understanding salary, jobs, resume, marketing, effective communication and more. You will learn about your role and job description as a Professional Newborn Care Specialist, and how to discern the specific needs of each family.  

Step One

Register to reserve your space in the next online Newborn Care Specialist Training Course of your choice.

Step Two

Students will receive a Student Care Package with mock baby, swaddle, book & more for hands-on practice.

Step Three

Review the video training series at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.

Step Four

You did it!  Once you complete course modules and assessments,  receive official certificate in the mail.

NCS Training Topics

The Newborn Care Specialist Training program covers a wide array of early infant care topics.  The Essentials training class will cover the foundational level care skills and the Master Class will cover both the essentials and advanced newborn care topics.


  • Newborn Care Fundamentals

  • Role of a Newborn Care Specialist

  • Newborn Growth and Development

  • Newborn Characteristics

  • Newborn Milestones

  • Newborn Senses 

  • Infant CPR and Safety

  • Diapering, Bathing and Dressing Baby

  • Umbilical Cord Stump Care

  • Circumcision Care

  • Calming and Soothing Techniques

  • Proper Baby Swaddling

  • Infant Massage Basics

  • Baby Sign Language Basics

  • Understanding Baby Language

  • Responding to Baby's Cues

  • Feeding Baby and Monitoring Intake

  • Breastfeeding Basics

  • Developing Healthy Routines

  • Establishing Good Sleep Habits

  • Advanced Baby Sleep Training (Master Class)

  • Coping with Colic

  • Coping with Acid Reflux

  • SIDS and SBS Awareness 

  • Newborn Wellness and Monitoring

  • Early Infant Care Brain Development

  • Engaging Newborn Infants 0-6 months

  • Caring for Preemie Infants (Master Class)

  • Caring for Twins, Triplets and Multiples (Master Class)

  • Breastfeeding Support Specialist (Advanced Class)

  • Infant Care up to 1 Year of Age (Advanced Class)

  • Maintaining Professionalism 

  • Communicating Effectively with Families

  • Newborn Care Specialist Career Success Tips

  • Questions and Answers

  • Newborn Care Specialist Resume and Job Interview Prep (Master Class)

  • and more!

Student Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the Newborn Specialist Certification Requirements?

    • Upload or submit a valid photo ID to verify Identity and Name

    • Students must have a valid email address and mailing address to receive shipment

    • Complete all online modules, course content and video instruction

    • Complete all short answer assessments and reflections

    • Practice all hands-on skills with Student Care Package

    • Review handbook and reference materials

    • Successfully complete module quizzes and retake any failed results

  • How Long is the Online Training?

    • Newborn Care Specialist Essentials Program students will have up to one week to complete the program at your own pace.  Master Class students will have up to two weeks to complete the program, however students can complete it sooner if they have the time.  You will be able to log-in and out of the course at your own convenience. 

  • Is Everything Included in the Cost?

    • Yes! Our courses are all-inclusive and include your Student Care Package, Training, Resources, CPR and Certification.

  • What if I'm Already CPR Certified?

    • Infant CPR is included in the program so if you are already certified, this will be a refresher for you.  CPR is a life saving skill and many students benefit from review as the skills are easily forgotten with time.  

  • What is the Difference Between Newborn Care Specialist vs. Baby Nurse Training?

    • No, there is no difference. Those are two terms used to describe the same thing. Newborn Specialist is a non-medical infant caregiver and is the most recent term used to describe a newborn care professional or newborn nanny. Baby Nurse is no longer used formally, partly because you do not need to be a medically trained Licensed or Registered Nurse to work as a Newborn Care Specialist.

  • Is this Training Valid in My Area?

    • The Newborn Infant Care Training and Certification has been used by students and agencies throughout the USA and Internationally.  If you live outside of the USA, you may need to check with your officials for acceptable forms of child care training.  Many of our Newborn Care Specialist students work in New York, California, Texas, Boston, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington DC and all over.  

  • When Will I Receive My Certificate?

    • Students will be able to print a temporary certificate immediately upon completion of the newborn specialist master class training course. Students will also receive their official certificate and reference material within one week, shipped to the mailing address provided when you register.

  • Do You Offer Newborn Care Specialist Job Placement Assistance?

    • ICT Academy is partnered with leading nanny and newborn specialist (baby nurse) placement agencies.  Our training programs are first class and offer invaluable knowledge and credentials that families respect and prepare you for success.  Although we cannot guarantee employment for each student, there are many opportunities available for motivated serious childcare professionals.  Information on finding work in this industry and professionalism is covered in the NCS course and ICT career services resource. 

  • How Do I Register?

    • Register easily online and pay with a credit or debit card. Once your registration is processed, you will receive an email confirmation within 1 day or less. Register early as classes fill up in advance.  Online registration is secure but you may also call the registration office to register during normal business hours at (866) 771-3181.

Newborn Care Specialist

Complete Training Class Certification

Next Class Starts: Saturday, June 6th

Become a certified Newborn Care Specialist, also known as Baby Nurse certification, and earn more as a qualified Infant Care Professional.  Help families with skilled newborn care.

I've never taken an online class before but I wanted to get started with my training right away and I'm so glad I did!  I decided to take the course online for Newborn Baby Nurse and I was able to take my time to review the information and video demonstrations multiple times for better understanding and I enjoyed every minute of it and learned so much!!

- Online Newborn Care Specialist (Baby Nurse) Master Class Training Student


Become a Baby Care Expert and Love What You Do!


On Average, Trained Newborn Specialists Earn $200-450+ per day.


Work Day, Night, Part Time or Full Time Newborn Care Shifts.

Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) Training

Next Online Class Begins Saturday, June 6th

 Register Now to Receive Your Student Care Package

$495 (Basic Class)

$695 (Master Class)

$995 (Advanced Master Class)


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