Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, EMTs/Paramedics) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

MPP Academy

Medical Physician Preparation Academy

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., physician assistants, nurses, dentists) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

Maternity Clinical Skills & Examinations

Maternity - Postpartum
Maternity - Postpartum

Maternity - Postpartum

Maternity – Postpartum 5: Postpartum Hemorrhage, Endometritis, Mastitis, Mental Health Concerns
The postpartum complications of postpartum hemorrhage, endometritis, mastitis, and potential mental health concerns.

Maternity – Postpartum 4: Changes, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
Cardiovascular changes of the postpartum patient. In addition, the potential postpartum complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Maternity – Postpartum 3: Maternal Role Attainment, Parental-Infant Bonding, Sibling Adaptation
The three phases of maternal role attainment, are signs of optimal and impaired parental-infant bonding, parental teaching related to sibling adaptation, and patient teaching on sexual intercourse in the postpartum period.

Maternity – Postpartum 2: Perineal and Breast Care, Postpartum Immunizations
Patient teaching of postpartum perineal and breast care, along with postpartum immunizations which may be provided to the mother prior to discharge.

Maternity – Postpartum 1: Assessment of Fundus and Lochia
How to assess the fundus and a postpartum patient’s lochia, including nursing care and patient teaching along with expected and abnormal findings.

Maternity - Newborn

Maternity – Newborn 8: Circumcision, Bathing and Cord Care, Crib Safety, Safe Sleep, Car Seat Safety
Nursing care and parental teaching related to circumcision, bathing and umbilical cord care, crib safety and safe sleep, and car seat safety for newborns.

Maternity – Newborn 7: Infant Nutrition, Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding Best Practices
Concerns related to infant nutrition, including weight loss, hunger cues, patient teaching related to breastfeeding, and the do’s and don’ts of breastmilk storage and formula feeding.

Maternity – Newborn 6: Preterm and Postmature Infants, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Considerations related to preterm infants and postmature infants. The pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, and nursing care of meconium aspiration syndrome.

Maternity – Newborn 5: Hyperbilirubinemia – Symptoms, Treatment, Phototherapy, and Nursing Care
The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, complications, nursing care, and parental teaching of hyperbilirubinemia. The nursing care associated with phototherapy to treat hyperbilirubinemia.

Maternity – Newborn 4: NAS, Hypoglycemia, Macrosomia, Sepsis Neonatorum, Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), hypoglycemia, the macrosomic infant, sepsis neonatorum, and necrotizing enterocolitis.

Maternity – Newborn 3: Infant Reflexes, Heel Stick, Lab Tests and Prophylacticat Birth
Primitive reflexes present at birth (e.g., Moro/startle, walking/stepping, rooting, sucking, palmar grasp, Tonic neck reflex, plantar grasp, and Babinski), the heel stick procedure, lab tests at birth, and prophylactic medications administered to the newborn following delivery.

Maternity – Newborn 2: Expected and Abnormal Findings of Newborn Assessment
Expected findings, abnormal findings, and normal variations of the infant’s skin, head, face, clavicles, umbilical cord, and hips.

Maternity – Newborn 1: APGAR Scoring, Vital Signs, New Ballard Scale, Thermoregulation, Height/Weight
The components and scoring of the APGAR score, normal newborn vital signs, the components of the neuromuscular and physical maturity assessments of the New Ballard scale, thermoregulation in the infant, and anthopometric measurements such as height and weight.

Maternity - Labor & Delivery

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 10: Uterine Rupture, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Precipitous Labor
The risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, and nursing care for uterine rupture, amniotic fluid embolism, and precipitous labor.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 9: Labor Dystocia, Prolapsed Umbilical Cord, Cesarean Section
The risk factors, signs and symptoms, and nursing care for labor dystocia, prolapsed umbilical cord, and cesarean section (c-section) birth.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 8: Vacuum/Forceps Assisted Delivery, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Preterm Labor
The indications, complications, and nursing care for vacuum-assisted delivery (VAD) and forceps-assisted delivery (FAD). Additionally, the risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostics, treatment, complication, nursing care, and patient teaching for a patient experiencing premature rupture of membranes (PROM) or preterm labor.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 7: External Cephalic Version, Bishop Score, Labor Induction/Augmentation
Learn about the procedure, complications, and nursing care for an external cephalic version. The components and scoring of the Bishop Score. Additionally, types of labor induction (cervical ripening, amniotomy, and oxytocin) and nursing care for all.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 6: Fetal Heart Rate Patterns – Normal and Abnormal Findings, VEAL CHOP
The normal and abnormal fetal heart rate patterns, including causes and nursing interventions to take for each.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 5: Fetal Assessment: Leopold Maneuvers, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Learn all about Leopold maneuvers along with external and internal fetal heart rate monitoring.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 4: Pain Management During Labor, Regional Anesthesia
Learn all about pain management during labor, including non-pharmacological measures, pharmacological options, and regional anesthesia (epidural and spinal blocks).

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 3: Stages of Labor, Effacement vs. Dilation
Learn all about the stages of labor and the difference between dilation and effacement.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 2: Factors Affecting Labor, Fetal Position, Fetal Station
Learn all about the factors affecting labor, fetal position, and fetal station.

Maternity – Labor & Delivery 1: Physiologic Changes before Labor, True vs. False Labor
Learn all about physiologic changes of labor and the difference between true and false labor.

Maternity - Pregnancy

Maternity – Pregnancy 12: Complications: Preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome, Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities
Complications of pregnancy, including hypertensive disorders (gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, and HELLP syndrome), group B streptococcus (GBS), and amniotic fluid abnormalities (polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, and chorioamnionitis).

Maternity – Pregnancy 11: Complications: Cervical Insufficiency, Placenta Previa, Abruptio Placenta – LevelUpRN
Complications of pregnancy including cervical insufficiency, placenta previa, and abruptio placenta.

Maternity – Pregnancy 10: Complications: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational diabetes, an important complication of pregnancy.

Maternity – Pregnancy 9: Complications: Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Candidiasis, Anemia, UTI
Complications of pregnancy including hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), candidiasis, iron-deficiency anemia, and urinary tract infection (UTI).

Maternity – Pregnancy 8: Complications: TORCH Infections, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS
Complications of pregnancy, including TORCH infections and sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and HIV/AIDS.

Maternity – Pregnancy 7: Complications: Miscarriage, Hydatidiform Mole, Ectopic Pregnancy
Complications of pregnancy, including miscarriage, hydatidiform mole, and ectopic pregnancies.

Maternity – Pregnancy 6: Diagnostics: Nonstress Test, Biophysical Profile, Contraction Stress Test
Diagnostic procedures in pregnancy, including nonstress tests (NST), biophysical profile (BPP), and contraction stress tests (CST).

Maternity – Pregnancy 5: Diagnostics: Ultrasound, Chorionic Villus Sampling, Amniocentesis
Types of diagnostic testing in pregnancy, including ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and amniocentesis.

Maternity – Pregnancy 4: Maternal Teaching: Nutrition/Weight Gain, Warning Signs, Unpleasant Side Effects
Maternal teaching for pregnancy, including nutrition and weight gain guidance, things to avoid in pregnancy, warning signs of complications, and unpleasant side effects of pregnancy.

Maternity – Pregnancy 3: GTPAL, Naegele’s Rule, and Prenatal Labs/Diagnostics
GTPAL, Nagele’s rule, and prenatal labs and diagnostics.

Maternity – Pregnancy 2: Prenatal Care: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimester Visits
What happens at OBGYN visits during the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy.

Maternity – Pregnancy 1: Signs and Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy
Signs of pregnancy and physiologic changes during pregnancy.

Maternity - Preconception

Maternity – Preconception 3: Permanent Sterilization and Infertility
Learn about tubal ligation and vasectomy; plus the risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment of infertility.

Maternity – Preconception 2: Hormonal Methods of Contraception
Oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera), transdermal patch, vaginal ring, subdermal implant, intrauterine device (IUD). Includes the side effects, contraindications, and patient teaching.

Maternity – Preconception 1: Behavioral and Barrier Methods of Contraception
Learn about the behavioral and barrier methods of contraception: abstinence, withdrawal, natural family planning, diaphragms, and condoms!